Waties Island Nest Count

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Inventory of Nest 2, Saturday, July 29

Nest # 2 was laid in the middle of the beach between marker 4 and 5 on May 20. It was caged for
the incubation period due to ATV traffic nearby. This nest was shallow when located,
but was deep when inventoried. The hatchlings emerged on July 26, day 67. After
finding some eggshells, five very lively hatchlings were discovered!! Then, more
egg shells and more hatchlings!! All the hatchlings were eager to find the ocean.
127 eggs laid. 100 hatched. 26 unhatched. 1 for research. 12 live hatchlings and no
dead hatchlings. 78.7 % hatch success!! Another good nest!!
Emily digs up the shells as Kaela prepares to sort.

Egg count

heading for the ocean

Four little guys running for the water
Post and Pictures by Paulette
Emily's friend Caroline took these two pictures.

Three marching along

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