Today's nest was right in front of Marker 6, but it was laid in between the two lines of wrack (those brown spartina weeds that have washed up over the last few weeks). This makes it in danger of being washed away in high tides, so it was decided to move the nest up higher on the face of the dunes.
|Paulette collecting the eggshell for DNA testing|
|The start of the removal process|
|All the eggs|
|The new nest site|
|Getting ready for the cage|
In all, there were 111 eggs. We took one for the DNA sample, but later found one broken one near the bottom of the nest, so we kept that one as a duplicate sample. The other 109 eggs were reburied and protected.