Thursday, September 8

Wednesday Night:  Rainy periods with lightning and a water spout over the ocean.

Nest #76 had one more hatchling emerge while the team was sitting.

Thursday Morning:  Cool, but biting flies were present!

There was no evidence of hatchling emergence overnight.  There were rain drops of course.

Nest #76 had a crab hole and one shell had been removed.

Nest #86 had a crab hole which indented the center of the nest.  It is only on Day 47, so it is doubtful that turtles are ready to emerge.

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