Waties Island Nest Count

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

FC #6 is now NEST #6 !!!

We've been watching several false crawls over the last few weeks and this morning at Day 74! the Tuesday volunteers came upon an emerging nest. This FC, now a nest, was just above the entrance and buried by lots and lots of blown in sand.  That probably contributed to the extra long time before the hatchlings were able to make their way to the surface.

What a way to start the morning...

On the way

The walkers got to see several hatchlings just about in the water and more on their way.

Almost in the water...

One more hatchling on the way out
This is a great photo of what an emerged nest looks like.

Upper right is emergence; ghost crab hole below it

Now we are six...  Thanks to Karen H for providing her photos!


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