We had 3 false crawls this morning. 1 was obvious, she couldn’t get up the mid-beach escarpment. The other 2 had apparent human footprints as well as dog prints all around and even on top of the nesting area. Sadly, these mamas were probably scared off by human curiosity.
Nest #16 had a large crab hole
Nest #18 may have had another hatchling and a large crab hole
Nest #19 had 2 indentions
Nest #24 had 4 more hatchlings emerge last night , 2 at about 10:00 pm and 2 close to midnight.
Happy Note: Nest #13 Inventory this morning:
- Live Hatchlings-0
- Dead Hatchlings-1
- Unhatched Eggs-10
- Hatched Egg Shells-112
*This conservation work for protected sea turtles on Caswell Beach is authorized by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (ES Permit 22ST03)