We have 87 nests!!!! That is the total number of nests we had last year!
No false crawls today.
Nest #85 had some interesting characteristics. We saw some Green-like parallel flipper strokes and some Loggerhead-like alternating flipper strokes. Mama dug and abandoned 3 holes before moving up again and laying (another characteristic of Greens). The DNA will tell us for sure and of course, we will know when we see the hatchlings.
Nest #86 was laid just above the high tide line with an escarpment. 86 eggs were relocated to a safer location. 86 has 86!
Nest #87 was laid in a nicely protected area!
**This conservation work for protected sea turtles on Caswell Beach is authorized by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (ES Permit 22ST03).