Tuesday, October 5

Sunday night and Monday morning gave nothing to report but a beautiful and quiet beach.

  Teresa called Matthew to ask about excavating Nest #80 earlier than 80 days since the washovers continued even over the weekend.  He agreed.
There was no further activity at Nest #83 overnight.
We are also officially changing Nesting Site #2 to a False Crawl.

  • Nest #80 Inventory
    • Live Hatchlings-0
    • Dead Hatchlings-3
    • Pipped Eggs-44
    • Unhatched Eggs-62
    • Hatched Egg Shells-7 
    • So, 4 hatchlings made it out of the nest at some point!!!  1 (or all) of those could be the 1 in 1000!!

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