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Zone 2 Nest #63, Zone 3 Nest #61, Zone 4 nest # 60 and #62. 2 False crawls in Zone 3.
June 23rd, 2017 12:07 pm
Thursday Report
June 22nd, 2017 11:38 am
The Thursday team had a productive day.  There were nest in zones 2, 3, and 4.  One false crawl was also found.
Wednesday Report
June 21st, 2017 5:32 pm
Well, the Wednesday Team finally saw some action!  We have three new nests.
Zone 4 was the center of today's activity.  All nests were located within about 250 yards of each other, starting after the first groin in the zone.
 
  • Nest 54 was depredated by racoon.  70 eggs were lost and 72 relocated.
  • Nest 55 was relocated with 130 eggs.
  • Nest 56 was relocated with 117 eggs.

While the Zone 4 team worked on cleaning up the racoon damage and relocating the first two nests, the Zone 3 team completed their patrol and then continued the Zone 4 patrol.  They were rewarded soon after with the third nest that they relocated.  Everyone was busy today.

There were 3 non-nesting crawls in Zone 2.

As a first-year turtler, it was exciting to see first-hand what I'd been hearing about.  I am in awe of the sea turtles and the efforts of so many people to help them survive.

I'll post photos as soon as I learn how.  My first try deleted the entire blog :(

Meg


 
A beautiful day for a nest
June 19th, 2017 11:15 pm
This morning was a beautiful day for patrol. With a nice ocean breeze to accompany a rising sun, our intrepid Monday team went in search of a turtle who was brave enough to battle the beach, and lay nest #52. We didn't have to search for long. Shortly after starting our Zone 4 walk, we happened upon the nest that was as perfect as the day was. Perfect crawl differential, showing the mom had spent a considerable amount of time on the beach, and a textbook body pit. After a very brief time spent probing, the egg chamber was discovered. All that was left, was the decision of whether or not to leave the nest where it was. After conferring with Buddy, it was decided that the nest would remain in situ. While there was no other turtle activity happening on this day, it was, nevertheless, a successful day. 

Jeremy
Sunday Team Finds Nest #51
June 18th, 2017 5:03 pm
Nest # 51 was found in Zone 4 by Elaine Morgan and relocated by the South End Team.
 
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