|The old cabin is still standing|
Now, let's go for the record - the 17th nest of the season was found this morning on the lower end of the island, just below the entrance. This is the highest number of nests we've had since 2007 when our total was 17. She laid her nest way up on the dune - this one won't get washed over in these high tides.
|Nancy probing for the egg chamber|
|It's down there somewhere|
A pretty crawl, about 32" wide.
|And there they are|
|Eggshell for the DNA testing|
|Bob and Nancy in front of "Nancy's Nest"|
|Signed and caged - #17|
The "family photo" for today:
|Bob, Sandy, Nancy, Donna, Sherry and Chris|
Then, on to the next chore - the stranding up by Marker 3. This loggerhead was pretty big - not an adult according to DNR - but no lightweight either. But check her left front flipper; it is much smaller than the normal one on the right. It didn't look damaged that we could see. Maybe something happened early in the growth cycle to stunt it.
|Small left flipper|
|Being moved up onto the dunes|