Waties Island Nest Count

Sunday, September 14, 2014

CCU Family Weekend on Waties Island on Saturday

Many thanks to Barb, Steve, Valerie, Flossie, Bill, Lyndsey and Kristin for helping with Family Weekend visitors on Waties Island yesterday. Despite the heat and unsettled weather, they did a great job teaching families about the Waties Island sea turtle monitoring program! Bill also showed his tremendous driving skills by getting the last van of the afternoon unstuck from the sand!

CCU students and volunteer monitors, Lyndsey and Kristin, share their knowledge with visiting families.

Flossie explaining to the group about nest #9 emerging again on Friday night and showing them the hatchling tracks.

About 11 a.m. a lone hatchling from Nest #9 decided to make a run for the ocean - such a treat to see for the visitors and us!

Almost everyone had phones out taking photos of this hatchling making a grand escape to the water!

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