Waties Island Nest Count

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Nest #4 Emerged Overnight!

Nest #4 emerged overnight at Day 54. This is the nest that is just below the entrance to the beach. Last night, several CCU students working with Taylor Harris on her sea turtle lighting project were on had to witness the emergence around 3 a.m.  They reported that there were lots of ghost crabs on the beach when it happened.

The photos that Leslie shared do show lots of hatchling tracks though; looks like it was a good nest!

Two holes

Lots of tracks

Hatchling tracks along with ghost crab tracks in lower left corner
The students were also monitoring Nest #2 at the top end of this island, but nothing was going on there.

Thanks to Leslie for sharing her photos!

Barb and Steve

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