Waties Island Nest Count

Monday, May 23, 2011

First Stranding of the Season

It's been a quiet stranding season for us on Waties which is the good news.  The bad news is that we did have our first stranded turtle this morning.  It was a small green turtle found floating in the surf.  No injuries that we could see, but it had the usual load of barnacles and "critters" on it.  You can see the serrated lower jaw that this turtle would use to feed on sea grasses and seaweed.

The other discovery of the day was a short U-shaped false crawl at Marker 3.  The turtle didn't even make it to the high tide line but returned to the ocean.  Maybe she will return tonight.


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