18 July 2008

36 Nests....

Cathy Holmes called early this morning with her third nest this season... That makes 36 -- three times last years total, and we're still counting.

This short and lovely loggerhead crawl pointed us towards the eggs.

The eggs were a little close to the surf, but we were advised to leave them in place as we've moved a lot of nests this season. It's a hard choice to make, but we have to maintain a balance. Sea turtles, and their eggs, play important roles in the ecosystem that we don't completely understand yet.

As long as the tropical weather stays away, the little loggerheads should appear in about two months. Can't wait to see the little guys!

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