9-Aug-2012 Nest #5 emerges

A note from Jackie and Kaye, proud nest parents for our Kemp’s Ridley nest. 9-Aug-2012  The Kemp’s nest hatched last night on Day 56 at 10:46 PM. We had just checked the nest, Kathy and Al had just left, a group of people came up and we looked and 31...

6-August-2012 Nest #6 in Duck Emerges!

True to the turtle’s nature, no two nests are alike. While nest parents still sit vigilantly at Nest #1 at day 72, Nest #6 showed a beautiful sink hole at Day 50. Nest Mom Jill called in support to come sit last night. Super excited about the sink hole, the team...

3-August-2012 Nest #2 Excavated

After monitoring the nest for three nights with no more activity after the big boil, nest #2 was excavated. The team wasn’t sure what would be found. They knew they had counted 74 hatchlings but would there be any live hatchlings or unhatched eggs found? Under...

1-August-2012 Nest #26

The storm brewing made the discovery of Nest #26 in Duck a somewhat a rushed event, but in the end, the rain jacket-clad volunteers pulled it off! ATV rider Dan had just started dodging some rain showers when he came across a crawl leading 2/3 up the beach to the nest...