Wednesday, August 26

Crab holes in nests 16 & 26.
Last evening:  nest 33 had 16 hatchlings emerge and nest 29 had 3 more.
Visitors, Avery and her mom, saw eggs on the beach and a crab this morning.  It was determined to be nest 24.  The eggs were only 2-3 inches below the surface.  Several eggs had been opened by crabs and others were dark in color and shriveled up.  We opened a few just to confirm that the nest was dead. We excavated and moved the eggs to the east end where it’s less populated.  The eggs were packed in the wet sand.  Isaias came at nest 24’s 40th day of incubation.  Thanks to Avery and her mom for taking time to call us.