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


2012: Nest #64

A Loggerhead found 7-7-2012 in Blue Mountain Beach, it is a very short part of beach and even though she nested in the toe of the dune, it is near the water. Notice the dune has been eroded by TS Debbie.
Here are a few photos from nest 64, found by Richard and laid four lots to the west of the highway 83 regional beach access. Johndra found the 109 eggs and processed the nest.
It was moved from a very narrow part of the beach where she had nested at the toe of the dune to a spot up in the dune.
Note the unshielded light on the building above. It is part of the Blue Mountain Villas and it looks like all the units have unshielded lights on the porches.
One thing that was interesting about the short crawl was there appeared to be only one track, the one coming from the nest back to the water. She must have walked over her track from the water to the nest.
With a bucket of eggs nearby Johndra digs a new nest cavity as a fan takes photo with her phone.

UPDATE:
Nest #64 washed out in Hurricane Isaac

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