Here is a new video
Here is a new video
This nest which had been caged because if a lighting problem was hatching when Erica went to check it. This is a great video
I used red light with one to show how she makes tracks. You can decide to share or not. By the time she was ready to hit the water, my phone said ‘storage full’!!!!! I hardly had anything on my phone! So, I got what I got. And my memory is full of the whole thing!
I have to send one video at a time.
Nest #83 This is such a special story, on June 19,2015 Lisa found a loggerhead crawl that went way up into the dunes. I was moving a nest down in 4 mile village that Tom had found and joined the egg hunt as soon as we were done. It was hot and all of us we very hot and tired. So with the area being way up at the top of the dunes we marked the area with a stake, GPS’ed the area and gave up. Erica has been having her volunteers that walk that area check the area after 50 days. Today Kellie walked up to the area and found that it had hatched. What a wonderful treat. We are so happy and proud. SWTWG is on the beach daily doing a great job of finding tracks and marking nests. We always watch out for anything sea turtle. So thanks to you all you are the best group. They even found a hatchling that had gone up into the grass. We always hunt for hatchling who might has gone the wrong way. Here is it’s picture.
Nest #83 that is FC#6 that we could not find the eggs but kept checking it has hatched and been evaluated
94 escaped from nest
94 total eggs
100% survival rate
This mom loggerhead sea turtle came all the way up to top of dune and nested and she sure knew what she was doing.
Hurrah for sea turtles.
a few brave went to dig this morning, Oh what fun but it only took us about 1 hour and a half. Yes we used shovels, but were very careful. We dug in two different areas. It was way past the hatching time and since all Panama City Leather backs did not hatch we did not have much hope, but we want to find the eggs, it was such a thrill. Tom thought they were in the top area because we could see the area in the dunes where she had taken the sand away. He was correct. And he found the eggs…Hurrah…96 non developed eggs and 16 spacer eggs, that the leatherbacks also lay. Many many thanks to Shar, Tom, Sharon, Bruce, Matt, Erica, Tobius, and Val. It was a great rush to find these leatherback eggs. You can see the area by Sharon’s foot that goes back into the sand where the eggs where. See everyone on the beach nest summer.