29 October 2008

Pensacola Drifts

It's been rather windy and chilly on Pensacola Beach this week.

There's sand blowing everywhere, making huge drifts that mimic snow. This one reminds me of the Sahara!

In other places, the weight of windblown sand cause mini-sand slides, leaving tiny berms behind.

Of course, our last nest has these issues as well. It's hard to keep ahead of the sand piling on top of PB8201, but it's necessary. Sand is good for insulation on these cold days, but it's also important to keep the eggs from growing too humid, and keep the distance to the surface optimal for the tiny hatchlings who are relying on stored energy from their yolk sacs until the reach offshore waters... We do still hope to see hatchlings here soon!

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