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Final Numbers from 2018

posted: March 4, 2019, 3:11 PM

Here is the "official" final report for last summers turtle activities on Holden Beach:

Nests: 30
In Situ: 16 (natural nests--left where mother laid them)
Relocated: 14 (46.6%)
Inventoried: 30 (100%)
False Crawls: 25

Estimated Eggs: 3342
Eggs Lost: 30 (0.8%)
Hatched Eggs: 2840
Emerged Hatchlings: 2568
Mean Incubation Duration (all): 56.5 days
Mean Clutch Count: 108 eggs (Relocated Only)

Mean Hatch Success: 85.3%
Mean Emergence Success: 76.9%
Nest Success: 96.6%
Beach Success: 54.5%

DNA study
DNA Samples Assigned: 30 (100%)
Unique Females: 16

This is from the Holden Beach Turtle Patrol's page at seaturtle.org (http://www.seaturtle.org/nestdb/index.shtml?view_beach=21)




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