Waties Island Nest Count

Monday, October 20, 2014

10/18/14 Final Inventory for 2014 - Nest #8

A big bang this morning on Waties Island for the final nest inventory of the season. 72 hatched eggs, 22 unhatched, 8 dead hatchlings and 1 live hatchling. THANKS everyone for all your help with the Waties Island Sea Turtle Monitoring Program!

Karen Fuss

Reminder, we had a total of 10 successful nests this season. One emerged from what we originally thought was a false crawl, and the other was a complete surprise. Nest #8 was the last posted nest to emerge.

Final nest of the season to emerge

 The depression noted on Sunday, 10/12/14

Our first little hatchling was found stranded on the 12th and helped on its way.

Good luck little one!

 Saturday, 10/18, Inventory begins

  Live hatchling found on the day of inventory

 I may be slowww, but I'm sure!

 This is why we do what we do - saving the Loggerheads!

 Last live hatchling of the season making its way to the ocean.

 Thank You Volunteers!

See you next year!

Join the Waties Island Turtle Patrol Facebook page for more updates and photos throughout the season. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Waties-Island-Turtle-Watch/182846128434586 

Photo journal by RHeilmann

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