After several days with a crater on top, several nights of sitting until 11pm or after, much speculation about whether or not it hatched during the rain early Wednesday morning and finding flies/ants at the nest this morning, Nest #82 was excavated as soon as the team could arrive. The nest HAD in fact hatched without our knowledge and we were babysitting empty shells! Thanks to Team 5 for your diligence during the buggy nights and quick response this morning!
Nest #82 Inventory:
Hatched Egg Shells – 91
Unhatched Eggs – 18
That is all the news this morning.
**This conservation work for protected sea turtles on Caswell Beach is authorized by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (ES Permit 23ST03).
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