Wednesday, August 9

Nothing new.

Monday’s Inventory results:
Nest #17: 131 shells, 12 unhatched and 2 dead
Nest #18: 78 shells, 20 unhatched
Nest #19: 110 shells, 11 unhatched.

Nest #19 was a real challenge to inventory. It was in the dune at a clump of grass. The team saw the hatchlings emerge Friday evening and dug where they emerged from, but the eggs weren’t there. Apparently they had traveled through the roots to get out. We were all just about to give up when finally the nest was located.

Inventory Schedule:
Nest #21: today