August 20th, 2017
Pretty threatning morning mandated the call to get the patrol off the beach. What great teams we have, Zone 4 had walked the whole zone and back in record time, before the call was made and reported Nest # 69 had tracks. Caretta and Buddy got busy, reported Zone 1 had no activity and Zone 2 had tracks from Nest #70....Zone 3 had a crab hole in Nest #65, thankyou, and Zones 5 and 6 had no activity, thank you Tina, perseverance. waited it out, and came back out. . If theat was not enough fun, an inventory of Nest #69 was at 6 pm and 1 live hatchling was found and walked his way into the incoming high tide for a picture perfect night.
August 19th, 2017
There will be Public Loggerhead sea turtle nest inventories conducted
on both Monday, August 21st on South Beach starting at 6 pm.
And also on Tuesday, August 22nd on North Beach starting at 6pm.
A nest inventory is conducted 72 hours after a nest has hatched, in order
to determine the success of the nest. The nest is excavated and all
contents are removed and documented. Occasionally live hatchlings are
found in the nest and released, so this is a good opportunity to possibly
see live loggerhead hatchlings, although there is no guarantee.
If you are a FOHI Sea Turtle Conservation Project Volunteer, please wear
your orange volunteer shirt and badge, so that you can help with crowd
This inventory is open to the public, so feel free to post to social media
or share; just remember that everyone is responsible for their own
admission to the park. FOHI members and guests are covered by their membership.
August 19th, 2017
Nest 72 hatched in zone 2. Nest 64 hatched in zone 3. All other zones clear.
August 17th, 2017
Apologies for the late posting of Wednesday's report.
Yes, we had a very buggy time on the neaches - this time it was flies.
Zone 1: #41 had a slight depression.
Zone 3: # 65 had a depression, and # 67 was partially hatched, with 5 tracks leaving the nest.