Nest ONE boils!

posted: July 21, 2012, 8:55 AM

Finally, and without anyone watching (of course!) nest #1 boiled Wednesday night July 18. Vacationers missed the boil, also, but followed the tracks down the trench and watched for washbacks (babies being washed onto the beach by the waves).......none! Excellent turtles! There were 131 eggs in this nest, but we have no way of knowing how many hatched during this boil. This nest was “due” July 6 and Turtle Patrol members have been anxiously “watching” it for 18 evenings. Early nests usually take longer than those later (hotter) summer. Patrol Members are currently “watching” 13 other nests each evening.

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