Waties Island Nest Count

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sea Turtle Inventory of nest #7

As the Coastal Sea Turtle Club, we started off our semester with taking part in this sea turtle inventory of nest #7 this morning along with a lot of new club members & and other volunteers. We had a great time and we look forward to participating in the next one! There were 87 hatched eggshells and 7 unhatched eggs, one dead hatchling and no live ones. Including the one egg that was taken for the DNA study when the nest was laid, there were a total of 95 eggs. The hatch success ratio was 91.5 %.

Walking out to sea turtle nest.
New Coastal Sea Turtle Club members digging up the nest.

Look we found an egg!

Separating & counting everything that came out of the nest.

One dead hatchling.
7 unhatched eggs.

Time to put everything back in it's place & cover the nest back up.

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