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

2014: Nest #16

Nest #16 is at 219 Highland Ave., 4 lots east of the Stallworth walkover. It is a Loggerhead

It was another amazing dig. Of course this one was amazing for different reasons than the last amazing dig!

Yesterday nest #16 was evaluated. It was an auspicious start, finding a dead baby sea turtle about 8 or 10 inches below the surface of the nest. I wondered what else the nest would hold… Well, it held 107 hatched eggs. No more dead babies, no live babies, no unhatched eggs. Just 107 empty egg shells.

What an incredibly successful nest! 107 eggs, all hatched and all but one made it out of the nest. All the tracks had gone to the water.

Escaped from nest, 106
Hatched but dead in nest, 1
Live in nest, 0
Unhatched eggs, 0
Total eggs, 107
Survival percent, 99%
Great job West Gang.