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).