02 September 2008

Gustav at Perdido Key

Gustav definitely left a mark on the National Seashore, though we are about 200 miles west of where the eye came ashore.

Some of our nests were just wind eroded or washed.

One was completely missing... Though the sand is still there, pushed under the adjacent boardwalk and up on the Perdido Key road.

We're hoping the eggs are still down there, and that at least some are viable. They can survive a little washing, but standing water can drown the eggs, developing embryos and hatchlings in the nest. It's just a fact of nature, but it's hard to take when they're endangered species babies dying in the flood... Each one is so important!

Remember the early June nest on this gorgeous dune? The dune is almost non-existent now. How sad!

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