Waties Island Nest Count

Saturday, June 17, 2017

NEST #7 AND THIS TIME WE BEAT THE GHOST CRABS!

Saturday seems to be the day for nests.  Looks like this mamma turtle tried two times to nest before finally depositing her eggs.  At the second site, we saw three Ghost Crab holes but they did not find the eggs this time! 


 The eggs were found by Pat and Jackie almost 2 ft. down.  Hopefully their deep enough to prevent the crabs from getting them.  Again, this nest was laid between the high tide line and the dune.
 Those pesky Ghost Crabs did get back into nest #6 again.  They managed to get one more egg for a total of 5 eggs lost so far.  They must be extra hungry this year!

We also saw the remains of a pretty good size fish.
 Check out the size of those gills!
And the size of that spine!


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