Previously known as False Crawl #20, little hatchling tracks appeared turning this site into a very welcome Nest #78. A wonderful surprise and a great find by Christi!
Allison and Jane had a huge morning finding 3 crawls within the same block. Two were “false crawls” (did not result nests) and one became in situ Nest 75. Thanks to Jane and Allison for all their good assessments and hard work!
Thanks to Juanita, Jean K and Lars for finding and safe-guarding Nest 74. No need for relocation this time.
Linda Bishop and Jaime Thom found and relocated the 99 eggs from this clutch to a higher, less flood-prone site for safer development.
Mike found the tracks for Nest 72 that enabled the relocation and protection of 93 eggs.
Melissa found a safer location for the 96 eggs laid by this Momma Turtle. They’ll now have a much better chance of developing into hatchlings.
Hint … it’s not the tracks.
It’s the house lights being on, illuminating the beach, and the chairs being left on public beach all night.
Fortunately, the sea turtle that left the tracks (and a new nest) did not directly encounter the chairs and the lights didn’t disorient her … THIS TIME.
Violations are reported to Public Safety on a regular basis. Rental management companies distribute “beach rules” to all new arrivals. Signs are posted at nests and all walkovers.
If you have other ideas on how we can get and keep the word out about lights, chairs, litter, and nest protection, please let us know! This is especially important now that hatching has started. Thank you!