Waties Island Nest Count

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Nest 12 Inventory

August 16, we inventoried Nest # 12.
This nest was laid up against a sheered off dune on Friday,
June 17. Today, after two months of wind  blown sand, a beautiful 
dune has formed, which we had to dig deeply in to in search of hatched eggs.
We found 121 hatched eggs, 8 unhatched eggs, one dead hatchling,
and six live hatchlings to send on their journey!! 93% success!!!
A good nest!!

Note the buried sign post

Students from Coastal start the dig

Steve H. digging deep

Each circle holds ten eggs

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