21 June 2008

A Kemp's Nest at 9 am

After a stormy morning, a very excited VIP, Valerie Walker, called us twice this morning. The first time, it was to check a false crawl that looked a little questionable. There were no eggs, but we were happy Valerie called -- it's good to check into these things so we can protect any developing nest.

She called again about fifteen minutes after we left the beach. Two park visitors had just watched a Kemp's digging around in the sand and then entering the Gulf of Mexico.

The body pit was very small, but that's typical of a Kemp's nest. Valerie and Michelle set out to measure the crawl, and I quickly found the eggs.

Since the mama did such a good job, the eggs will stay right where she laid them til they hatch in two months. I can't wait to see the hatchlings. Great job everyone!

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