Waties Island Nest Count

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Saturday and Sunday, July 2 and 3: Two Dawn Walks with Success: Nests #16 and #17!!

             The Saturday patrollers were rewarded close to marker 8 with a crawl and Nest #16!
Here the Saturday walkers along with Caitlin, a representative from SC DNR, celebrate the discovery!
The Sunday patrol was treated to yet another crawl this time near marker 7.
The loggerhead mother attempted to scale the dune but returned to the foot of the dune to dig the egg chamber.
She returned to the Atlantic by the same path.
The egg chamber was easily located.
We had assistance from Robbie and her son Carter, visitors from Socastee.
The DNA sample was prepared with their help.
The Sunday patrol and visitors celebrate the second find, Nest #17, of this first July weekend!
Hopefully our archenemy will be foiled!

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