Hurricane Florence

posted: September 11, 2018, 8:23 PM

Right now there are just two unhatched nests on our beach. This morning’s rider said they were flat and quiet with lots of crab tracks.
Earlier this week, nest 27 was completely inundated by the high tide. Team members were called to the beach when bubbles were seen coming from it. They dug into wet, soupy sand that was more liquid than solid. They managed to get 5 hatchlings out and moved the remaining viable eggs to a drier site near nest #24. Both of these nests have now been closed.
The tides are getting higher, the conditions on the beach continues to deteriorate. Team members will check these last two nests tomorrow morning, conditions permitting. But it really is too early to dig into them. It’s only been about 45 days since they were laid. The babies have not completely developed.
We’ll leave them to Mother Nature.
After the storm passes, teams can search for these nests using GPS if needed.

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