Saturday, July 2

Whew!  Hold on to your hats today!  This morning we had Lisa Anderson from the State Port Pilot riding along with us.  We had 2 new nests, 1 false crawl and 1 injured Shearwater Bird (taken to Sea Biscuit Rescue)!

Nest #59 was laid very deeply in an area known for ground water problems.  102 eggs were relocated to a safer location!

Nest #60 was laid by our Southport Mama on the river beach!  We relocated 90 eggs to a safe location on Caswell Beach.This nest surely would have been washed away with the upcoming storm!  Our Pebble Beach Patrol was really excited to get to see the process of following the crawl and locating the eggs!  We are grateful to our members in The Landing and their neighbors for their watchful eyes out there!!!

The false crawl was an obvious in and out U-Turn.

We checked all the nests and their areas for possible issues with Tropical Storm Colin.  We are hoping and praying all will be well as the storm passes our coast!  The wind is strong and the waves are rough even now. 

Stay Safe out there!!!

**This conservation work for protected sea turtles on Caswell Beach is authorized by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (ES Permit 22ST03).