Waties Island Nest Count

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Inventory of Nest 12

Nest 12 was laid at marker 6 on Tuesday, July 11. It emerged on Saturday, September 16, day 67!!  Today, we dug up the shells for a count. 45 eggs were laid. 1 was used for DNA research. 39 hatched and 5 whole unhatched eggs were found in the nest. . And, we had one live hatchling deep in the nest!!  87 % hatch success. This turtle laid five nests on our beach this year, all small. Four of them have been very successful.
Post by Paulette
Pictures by Paulette,
Lorraine and Leslie
Thank You!!
Robert helps the students dig
Egg Count
Little one is on his way
Beautiful sight

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