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August 26th, 2016
The babies are poping out all over!  Many nest had baby tracts emerging from them, some in the early stages of boilng, and some straglers from an earlier boil.  Zone 1 had its last nest invetoried ~ it was a very successful...   Read more...
August 26th, 2016
This video was taken by Donna Keel Dooley, one of many campers who witnessed a sea turtle nest 123 boil at 8 PM on Monday night on Hunting






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August 25th, 2016
At sundown yesterday nest #123 (zone 2) had a spectacular boil witnessed by a number of campers.  There were 100 plus tracs leading from the nest.  The team walking the zone this morning pulled one baby from the nest, and to the delight of a dozen campers the baby made its way to the sea. Zone 4 had three nest pip and one to three tracks of babies outside of two nest.  No other activity.

Video of straggler from nest 123 going to ocean . Video by Donna

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August 24th, 2016
There will be two loggerhead sea turtle nest inventories on Saturday, August 27th starting at 6:45 pm at Hunting Island.
 
First one (Nest #116) - on North beach between the parking lot A beach path and the Lighthouse. 
Second one (Nest #115) - on South beach, south of the bath house.  

 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 possiblysee 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 management. 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   Read more...
August 24th, 2016
There will be a loggerhead sea turtle nest inventory on August 26th at 7:00 p.m. on South Beach (South of the bath house) on Hunting Island.

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 management. 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   Read more...

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