Sunday, September 5

Saturday Night:

It was a beautiful night, but the bugs were fierce at some nests!  Did you see the two Osprey flying down the beach?

  •  Nest #62 Inventory
    • Live Hatchlings-1
    • Dead Hatchlings-0
    • Pipped Hatchlings-0
    • Unhatched Eggs-7
    • Hatched Egg Shells-105
  • Nest #68 Boiled at10:45 with 139 hatchlings!!!!  They did well down the runway until they hit the wet sand.  50 + were led toward the street light at Tom Hess. (The darkness of the sky made the street lights and house lights all too inviting!) Team 6 along with Turtle Ambassadors John, Sheila, Patrick, Shannon and Jacob worked until MIDNIGHT making sure all the hatchlings were found and redirected.  WOW!  Good work, Team!

Sunday Morning:

Nest #68 had 4 more turtle tracks in the runway this morning.  One track led from the water over to Nest #46 and back to the water.  Talk about a wayward turtle!
Nest #58 had a lot of crab tracks.

This conservation work for protected sea turtles on Caswell Beach is authorized by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (ES Permit 21ST03)