NEVER PUSH OR ATTEMPT TO ASSIST STRANDED ANIMALS BACK TO THE WATER! More harm can be done and it is illegal without proper permits. 


2011: Nest #2

SEA TURTLE NEST ARE BIG NEWS HERE IN WALTON COUNTY, ON THIS NEST WE HAD HELP FROM OUR SHERIFF DEPT. AS WITH NEST ONE IT IS A LOGGERHEAD. IN BACK OF THE SANTA ROSA BEACH CLUB.

 

UPDATE: Nest #2 has shown signs of hatching for days and we were not sure it had not hatched in the rain this weekend, so last night it was checked and found that all development had stopped. No water had ever gone over the nest but came up into it from the bottom. This is what happens on our beaches. They are so shallow, from top to bottom that water comes up from the bottom. Any way the development stopped and we had 73 dead embryos not fully developed, 32 eggs with no obvious development for a total of 105 eggs. This nest was laid in the middle part of the beach but not high enough on our beaches. It was also a loggerhead.