Nest #39 hatched – August 28, 2016

Evening report:

Nest #39 hatched at about 9:15 last night. Just 45 days. Inventory Tuesday
Nest #31 inventory results: 111 shells, 5 unhatched, 1 dead and 7 live

Morning report:

Nest 37 had a depression that was not there last night.
Nest 55 had a small depression
Nest 43 had a big hole
Nest 41 had a big hole
Nest 51 had a small depression
Nest 39 hatched last night. There was a small depression more turtles might have come out but hard to tell because of the rain.
Nest 34 There were tracks of 1 turtle further down the runway. This may have been left over from the previous day for there did not seem to be tracks inside the cage.
Between nests 34 and 47 an animal had dug up an old nest and eggs were scattered everywhere. We gathered them up and filled the hole back in.
Nest 40 had an indentation. There were two small crab holes inside the cage.
Nest 44 still has a crack and now has a small indentation.
Nest 42 had a crevice and an indentation.
Nest 35 It appeared as if two turtles could have hatched last night. There was also a crab hole in the nest.

Nest 36 inventory tonight.

This year is proving to be unlike any other. The nests are hatching so
early and we’ve had more trickle nests that I ever remember. We are
definitely on the wind down but still have 18 unhatched nests to watch. We probably need to be sure the green is out at 45 days. The light rain could be causing some of the nests to look like they have a depression but we are sure we’ve had nests hatching between 45 and 50 days. Thank you for all your time and dedication. We could have a really busy week this week. Let us know if you need anything.