Tuesday, June 14

WOW!  Full Moon + King Tide = Nests and Crawls (at least last night did)!  We have 4 new nests and 2 False Crawls!  Patrol Walkers Brad and LuAnn finally got to see the tracks and nesting areas!  Kathleen and Theresa S. were Rock Stars and Ride Along member Becky got to see it all!
The first False Crawl was very high and dry at the East Point.  Mama started an egg chamber, but then abandoned it.  The second False Crawl was obvious.  She crawled up a 2 foot escarpment that had been carved out by the King Tide.  
The next crawl looked False, but it was Nest #31 (we always double check any crawl that looks false)!  They relocated 125 eggs to a safer location.
Nest #32 & #33 were laid in a safe locations.
Nest #34 was laid at the High Tideline and 123 eggs were relocated to a safe location.

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