Waties Island Nest Count

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Nest Number Two...5/31/2014

The Saturday Team is all smiles after finding nest number 2!!
On the left our loggerhead was very determined...
on the right so tired as she returned to the sea!

New volunteers dig the nest.
Eggs found!!
They're the size of a ping-pong ball.

 Tracye & TJ retrieve an egg for DNA testing.

Egg shell off to the lab.

The jetty nest is just barely above the tide line...we will remain hopeful.
We're off to a good start this season!
View from the nest.

Turtle crawl prints and ours.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

 First Nest On Waties, 5/29/14            

                                                  Just another beautiful sunrise!
And they're off
Flossie starting to document

Deep discussion!
Jim Collins starting to probe

Steve, "I think I found it!
Regena, got one for DNA testing

The Nesting site 
The ghost crab had already been exploring...
Flossie and Elaine taking measurements

First sample of the season
Nest #1 May 29, 2014

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Turtle Sighting!!!

A turtle sighting this morning ---

on our way back from the beach. A diamondback terrapin was crossing the causeway, so we stopped to check it out. It's right front leg seemed to be deformed which may be why it was a little slow, but other than that, it seemed fine. Beautiful pattern on the carapace.

Sea turtles are next !!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thursday, 5/22/14

No crawls, but just another beautiful morning on Waties!