2013 Nest Data

Sunday, May 19 from Janie Lackman

Nest 01 was located at the North end of the island between POA 2 & POA 3. This was a lucky morning for several new turtlers that were out for beach training. Our North team consisted of: Mallory, Wendi, Michaela, Merilyn, Betsy and Janie. The mama turtle picked a perfect spot up on a dune - it was a classic nest for training with all the signs of nesting apparent. New turtler Michaela found the nest! [in situ]

Hatched on or about day 65
Inventoried 7/26 (0 dead hatchlings)

 0 broken
 1 egg taken for study
22 un-hatched eggs
73 empty shells
96 total eggs 

73/96 = 76% hatch rate - 76% survival rate
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Tuesday, May 21 from Janie Lackman

Nest 02 was found this morning by the North team of Rick Keup and Janie L. midpoint between POA 15 & POA 14. Classic body pit with a nice long track up to the dunes. Rick located the nest without any problem. One egg was taken for research and the nest was left in situ. We had several future turtlers walking with us this morning that posed for the nest photo with Rick.

Hatched on or about day 65.
Inventoried 7/28 (0 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken
   1 egg taken for study
 59 un-hatched eggs
102 empty shells
162 total eggs 

102/162= 63% hatch rate - 63% survival rate
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Saturday, May 25 from Karen Wolbrink

Nest 03 at North end POA 1. Jim, Dick, Diane and Karen found the crawl and relocated 152 eggs plus 1 for research. [3 broken]

Hatched on or about day 67.
Inventoried 8/03 (0 dead hatchlings)

   4 broken (Ghost crab predation) 2 eggs taken for study
 36 un-hatched eggs
116 empty shells
156 total eggs 

116/156= 74% hatch rate - 74% survival rate
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Sunday, May 26 from Barbara Cotter

Nest 04 was located just south of Rock Beauty this morning. The Sunday morning team of Jean Kohlmeyer, Rich Combes, Barbara Cotter and Bev Brosnan had just turned south on the beach when turtle tracks were noted. Jean Kohlmeyer followed the tracks to their source and found the mama turtle in the process of laying her eggs just above the wrack line in front of the badminton court! Janie, Karen Natoli and the north team came to watch and to help. A small, respectful group of early morning beach walkers also observed the action. Because the nest was located in such a high traffic area, it was relocated up to the dunes, well beyond the badminton court. An observer in one of the houses on the beach told us that Mama arrived around 5:45 a.m. She returned to the water about 7:30 a.m. Mama laid 125 perfect eggs. One broken egg was retained for research.

No emergence.
Inventoried 8/09 (0 dead hatchlings)

    1 egg taken for study
118 un-hatched eggs
   7 empty shells
126 total eggs 

7/126= 5% hatch rate - 5% survival rate
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Sunday, May 26 from Patricia Earl

Nest 05 was found on the front of the island; as you are leaving the island it is on your left. Not certain when the nest was laid so it was not moved (in situ) but one egg was removed for research. The wonderful surprise was found by Pat Earl and Janie Lachman.

Relocated after two weeks to an area just south of POA 2.

Hatched on or about day 64.
Inventoried 8/02 (0 dead hatchlings)

    0 broken
   1 egg taken for study
124 un-hatched eggs
 19 empty shells
144 total eggs 

19/144= 13% hatch rate - 13% survival rate
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Wednesday, May 29 from Linda Sigafoos

Nest 06 just South of POA 22 Turtle tracks were observed from access. Billy D. probed and found nest. Nest was left in situ Team, Linda Sigafoos , Karen and Tony Natoli, Billy Drysdale.

Hatched on or about day 62
Inventoried 7/30 (67 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken
  1 egg taken for study
52 un-hatched eggs
80 empty shells
133 total eggs 

80/133= 60% hatch rate - 10% survival rate
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Wednesday, May 29 from Betsy Koehler

Nest 07 was found this morning between access POA 3 and POA 4. The ghost crabs got there before we did, and unfortunately had themselves a real feast. Pieces of 9 eggs were found all around the nest, which we located by digging into a crab hole, no probing necessary!
112 eggs were relocated to a nice dune close to access POA 3, one of the broken eggs kept for research. The North Team was Martha and Dickie Blanchard, Cyndi and Robbie White, Janie and me.

Hatched on or about day 60
Inventoried 7/31 (0 dead hatchlings)

  9 broken (Ghost crab predation) 1 egg taken for study
25 un-hatched eggs
87 empty shells
121 total eggs 

87/121= 72% hatch rate - 72% survival rate
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Thursday, May 30 from Robbie White

Nest 08 was found @ POA 21 and 142 eggs were relocated to POA 19. Two eggs were broken. We had to relocate to avoid over wash and moved to POA 19 to hopefully avoid the problems we had 2 years ago with nests south of 19.

Hatched on or about day 59
Inventoried 7/31 (2 dead hatchlings)

  2 broken (taken for study)
47 un-hatched eggs
95 empty shells
144 total eggs 

95/144= 66% hatch rate - 65% survival rate
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Friday, May 31 from Marsha Priem

Nest 09 just south of POA 22, was left "in situ", not far from steps.

Hatched on or about day 68
Inventoried 8/10 (0 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken
  1 egg taken for study
56 un-hatched eggs
77 empty shells
134 total eggs 

77/134= 57% hatch rate - 57% survival rate
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Friday, May 31 from Marsha Priem

Nest 10 just south of POA 22. had 3 broken eggs, 117 were moved to just south of POA 20.

Hatched on or about day 57
Inventoried 7/30 (50 dead hatchlings)

  3 broken (1 egg taken for study)
38 un-hatched eggs
79 empty shells
120 total eggs 

79/120= 66% hatch rate - 24% survival rate
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Saturday, June 01 from Janie Lackman

Another 2 nest morning on the South end of Fripp. Both nests were laid too close to the high tide line and relocated from POA 22 to POA 19 area. We had a couple of interesting shaped and size eggs in Nest 12 - one was almost twice the normal size and the other was an odd oblong shape with almost a point on the end.

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Nest 11 had 137 eggs relocated, with one held for research.

Hatched on or about day 60
Inventoried 8/03 (2 dead hatchlings)

    0 broken
    1 egg taken for study
  31 un-hatched eggs
106 empty shells
138 total eggs 

106/138= 77% hatch rate - 75% survival rate
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Nest 12 contained 142 eggs with 6 broken. Great job South team of Betsy K and Martha & Dickie B.

Hatched on or about day 61.
Inventoried 8/04 (4 dead hatchlings)

    6 broken (1 egg taken for study)
  24 un-hatched eggs
118 empty shells
148 total eggs 

118/148= 80% hatch rate - 77% survival rate
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Sunday, June 02 from Wendi Russell

Nest 13 was found this morning by the North team just above the high tide line at POA 2. The nest was moved back to the dune in the same area. The ghost crab hole was a great clue about where the eggs might be located and luckily none of the eggs were broken by the predator. The nest contained 108 eggs, 107 were put in the new nest, and one was saved for research. There were three eggs that looked more like chicken eggs than turtle eggs. Thanks for Janie's patience and guidance with the new turtlers, Wendi and Michaela, as they relocated the nest

Hatched on or about day 70
Inventoried 814 (0 dead hatchlings)

     0 broken 
    1 egg taken for study
   5 un-hatched eggs
102 empty shells
108 total eggs 

102/108= 94% hatch rate - 94% survival rate
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Saturday, June 08 from Dickie Blanchard

Nest 14 was found at POA 22. 128 eggs were relocated to POA 19 with one egg saved for research. Christina T. & her granddaughter saw Momma turtle lay her eggs late last night. If they hadn't seen her laying, we would have had a very hard time finding the nest. Sand had blown over the tracks and body pit. Christina was out on the beach this morning to help us locate the eggs. A huge " thank you" to Christina and her granddaughter from Betsy, Dickie and Martha.

Hatched on or about day 57
Inventoried 8/07 (0 dead hatchlings)

    0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
 10 un-hatched eggs
118 empty shells
129 total eggs 

118/129= 91% hatch rate - 91% survival rate
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Saturday, June 08 from Cyndi White

Nest 15 at POA 1 a short distance from the high tide line. Luckily/unluckily, a crab had gotten into the nest, which helped us find it. The wind had blown away all the tracks above the tide line. 11 eggs were eaten by the crab, and 125 were relocated to POA 2. Cyndi, Karen, Diane, Jim , & Robbie.

 Hatched on or about day 61.
Inventoried 8/11 (1 dead hatchlings)

  11 broken (ghost crab predation) (1 egg taken for study)
  14 un-hatched eggs
111 empty shells
136 total eggs 

111/136= 82% hatch rate - 81% survival rate
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Tuesday, June 11 from Patricia Earl 

Nest 16 was found by team members Mary Gnau, Micki McCormick and Pat Earl near POA 19.  150 eggs were relocated.  One egg was already broken so was used for research.

 Hatched on or about day 56.

Inventoried 8/09 (96 dead hatchlings)

    1 egg taken for study
  16 un-hatched eggs
134 empty shells
151 total eggs 

134/151= 89% hatch rate - 25% survival rate
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Wednesday, June 12 from Robbie White

Nest 17 the nest was easily found by Janie, Rick and I. Crabs had gotten into the nest and a few egg shells were scattered about. Mamma must have left in a hurry because the nest was very shallow and we found several intact eggs outside the nest, literally maybe a foot or more. Crabs had gotten 4 eggs and sadly I broke one while searching for the nest with my hands. We relocated the 128 eggs to south of POA 2 in a dune.

Hatched on or about day 60Hatched on or about day 60.
Inventoried 8/14 (0 dead hatchlings)

    5 broken (ghost crab  predation), (1 egg taken for study)
   6 un-hatched eggs
122 empty shells
133 total eggs 

122/133= 92% hatch rate - 92% survival rate
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Thursday, June 13 from Janie Lackman

Nest 18 was located at POA 24. Huge body pit but the ghost crabs gave us clear indications of where to look although they hadn't yet really gotten into the nest to do damage. The nest was discovered quickly - good thing too because the bugs were vicious this morning. 121 eggs were relocated to just South of POA 19. 1 egg was taken for research. Rick K., Cyndi & Robbie W and Janie L.

Hatched on or about day 55.
Inventoried 8/11 (15 dead hatchlings)

    0 broken 
    1 egg taken for study

   12 un-hatched eggs
108 empty shells
121 total eggs 

108/121= 89% hatch rate - 77% survival rate
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Friday, June 14 from Janie Lackman

Nest 19 located at POA 9 this morning. Tracks from a second turtle coming in close to the same time in the same area were also present. The first turtle was already nesting when the second turtle appears to have almost run right into her! The second one then went further up the beach and turned around. So this was a false crawl. Nest 19 mama was observed walking back out to the ocean by Brian & Jennifer Patty. They even got her flipper tag # which we will research and let you know. Also helping this morning was Maggie Leventis and her Mom Ami. Special thanks to Ami for getting supplies for us to mark off the nest. Congratulations to Mallory D for finding the eggs! 1st time for her to do this. It was also the first nest that she helped relocate. 111 eggs were moved back to a dune in the same area. 1 egg was taken for research.

Hatched on or about day 56
Inventoried 8/13 (2 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
   5 un-hatched eggs
106 empty shells
112 total eggs 

106/112= 95% hatch rate - 93% survival rate
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Friday, June 14 from Marsha Priem

Nest 20 located a little north of POA 23, and moved to POA 19, (getting crowded there!). There were 115 eggs moved, 2 broken, one saved for research. Team, Karen Natoli, Tony Natoli, Bob and Linda Freeman, Marsha Priem, Merilyn Smith & Granddaughter.

Hatched on or about day 57
Inventoried 8/13 (2 dead hatchlings)

    2 broken (1 egg taken for study)
  12 un-hatched eggs
103 empty shells
117 total eggs 

103/117= 96% hatch rate - 86% survival rate
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Saturday, June 15 from Janie Lackman

Nest 21 turtle came in last night just south of POA 2. Robbie, Cyndi & I had the pleasure of watching her lay along with a couple of other interested visitors. Based on the large number of crawls on Friday, we marked the nest with an orange tape so we would be sure to know exactly where it was this morning. 133 eggs were relocated back to the dunes in the same area with one taken for research. Diane McGarry, Jim & Karen Wolbrink and Janie Lackman.

Hatched on or about day 59
Inventoried 8/16 (0 dead hatchlings)

0 broken 
1 egg taken for study
12 un-hatched eggs
121 empty shells
134 total eggs 

121/134= 90% hatch rate - 90% survival rate
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Saturday, June 15 from John Dayner

Nest 22 was found by Cyndi White on the South walk at POA 20. There were clear turtle tracks in and out of the area, and there was a body pit. We relocated 133 eggs to a dune near access POA 19. Two additional eggs were taken. [Cyndi White, Betsy Koehler and Judy Dayner]

Hatched on or about day 56
Inventoried 8/13 (7 dead hatchlings)

    2 broken (taken for study)
  30 un-hatched eggs
103 empty shells
135 total eggs 

103/135= 76% hatch rate - 71% survival rate
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Saturday, June 15 from Janie Lackman

Nest 23 was located at POA 3. Again this one was a puzzle without much in the way of clues about where she went once she got onto the soft sand. We found a large area that appeared to be the body pit and probed for quite some time. We finally decided to take a layer of sand off and try again. This was when Jim found the eggs. 125 eggs were relocated back to the dunes with one taken for research. [Diane McGarry, Jim & Karen Wolbrink]

Hatched on or about day 59
Inventoried 8/16 (0 dead hatchlings)

0 broken 
1 egg taken for study
9 un-hatched eggs
116 empty shells
126 total eggs 

116/126= 92% hatch rate - 92% survival rate
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Sunday, June 16 from Wendi Russell

Nest 24 was located at the North end of the island near POA 5. Our North team consisted of: Wendi, Michaela, and Janie. We had several walkers, including Kay Smith, and visitors, including Maggie and her parents. The mama turtle picked a good spot near a dune so the nest was left in situ. There were obvious incoming and outgoing tracks and a body pit. Michaela found the nest. One egg was taken for research.

Hatched on or about day 60
Inventoried 8/18 (0 dead hatchlings)

0 broken 
1 egg taken for study
2 un-hatched eggs
108 empty shells
111 total eggs 

108/111= 97% hatch rate - 97% survival rate 
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Sunday, June 16 from Rich Combes

We had a crawl near POA 18 that looked promising, but after probing extensively, we decided Mama had just turned around and left. While Jean & Rich were probing the false crawl, Bev & Barb walked south and found a set of tracks right at POA 25. After a lot of probing, they thought it might be another false crawl and they went back to another set of tracks near POA 24. There they found Nest 25, with 115 eggs that needed to be moved away from the nearby tide line. While they were working to move 25, Jean went back to the track at POA 25 and found Nest 26, with 120 eggs. Both 25 & 26 were moved to the area just north of POA 19, with other relocated nests. Great work by the Zone 2 team - Jean Kohlmeyer (we call her the Bulldog, because she won't quit probing until she finds a nest!), Bev Brosnan, Barb Cotter, and Rich Combes. We had great help from Tony & Karen N., Jean's daughter Carol, Jean's grandson, Jason (a veteran of several summers of nest protection), and Denis Brosnan. A long Father's Day on the beach, but Denis Brosnan & I celebrated with 235 newborns!
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Sunday, June 16 

Nest 25 at POA 24 115 eggs moved to the area just north of POA 19 [2 eggs broken]

Hatched on or about day 55

Inventoried 8/13 (6 dead hatchlings)

   2 broken (1 egg taken for study)
   9 un-hatched eggs
106 empty shells
117 total eggs 

106/117= 90% hatch rate - 85% survival rate
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Sunday, June 16 

Nest 26 at POA 25 120 eggs moved to the area just north of POA 19.

Hatched on or about day 55
Inventoried 8/15 (9 dead hatchlings)

0 broken 
1 egg taken for study
7 un-hatched eggs
113 empty shells
121 total eggs 

113/121= 93% hatch rate - 86% survival rate
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Tuesday, June 18 from Janie Lackman

Nest 27 was located just North of POA 1. Mama turtle walked around the log to find her spot. She was a very tidy turtle and left a small body pit. Rick Keup quickly found the eggs. 129 eggs were relocated to higher ground on a dune in the POA 2 area. 2 eggs were broken and used for research. [Rick Keup, Janie Lackman]

Hatched on or about day 62.
Inventoried 8/22 (0 dead hatchlings)

2 broken (1 egg taken for study)
5 un-hatched eggs
124 empty shells
131 total eggs 

124/131= 95% hatch rate - 95% survival rate
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Wednesday, June 19 from Robbie White

Nest 28 was found today @ POA 1. Janie went out early and saw Mamma covering up the nest and thankfully helped us locate it quickly in the early morning storm that came up. The tracks were still very visible and it was a classic body pit. We relocated the nest to just north of POA 3. There were 120 eggs put in the ground, [Photographer Janie,  Dickie & Martha, Betsy K, Robbie & Cyndi.]

Hatched on or about day 58
Inventoried 8/19 (6 dead hatchlings)

     0 broken 
    1 egg taken for study
  14 un-hatched eggs
106 empty shells
121 total eggs 

106/121= 88% hatch rate - 83% survival rate
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Wednesday, June 19 from Karen Natoli

Nest 29 was found just south of POA 22, a total of 112 eggs, none broken. 111 eggs were relocated to an area at POA 19, 1 egg taken for research (Glad we had the BIG umbrella!). Karen N., Tony N., Billy D., Linda S.

Hatched on or about day 56
Inventoried 8/17 (1 dead hatchlings)

0 broken 
1 egg taken for study
5 un-hatched eggs
106 empty shells
112 total eggs 

106/112= 95% hatch rate - 94% survival rate
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Thursday, June 20 from Janie Lackman

Nest 30 was located just North of POA 26. 123 eggs were relocated to South of POA 19 with two broken used for research. The crawl was very interesting because it was almost non-existent with the high tide. Very few signs of nesting other than a minimal amount of thrown throw sand but not much of a disturbed area. Karen Wolbrink did a great job finding this nest! This was her first time to find a nest. Congratulations Karen! [Pat Cotter and Karen Wolbrink]

Hatched on or about day 55
Inventoried 8/16 (29 dead hatchlings)

2 broken eggs taken for study
62 un-hatched eggs
61 empty shells
125 total eggs 

61/125= 49% hatch rate - 26% survival rate
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Thursday, June 20 from Janie Lackman

Nest 31 was located just South of POA 25. 114 eggs were relocated to Just South of POA 19 with 1 egg used for research. We had some interesting shaped eggs in the bottom of Nest 31. This crawl was also somewhat misleading. It was a more distinct crawl also with some sand thrown but not a true body pit. Sand was very wet in the nest. Great job by South team: Barbara C, Jim & Karen W. and me. Special thanks to Martha & Dickie B for helping with supplies, transportation and digging the relocation nests. 

Hatched on or about day 54
Inventoried 8/16 (0 dead hatchlings)

     0 broken 
    1 egg taken for study
  13 un-hatched eggs
101 empty shells
115 total eggs 

101/115= 88% hatch rate - 88% survival rate
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Saturday, June 22 from Janie Lackman

Nest 32 was located at POA 11 in the wet sand right where the ocean had broken through to the tide pool last evening. I had watched her lay last night and marked this nest with orange tape. So the eggs were discovered without probing for this nest. It was a very shallow nest. I did get measurements on this mama and she was indeed a BIG girl. 134 eggs were relocated to POA 8 with 1 egg taken for research. Karen & Jim W moved the eggs from this nest and into the new nest. Diane M. did a great job digging the relocation nest that we prepared for the transfer. Kay S. helped mark of the area.

Hatched on or about day 53
Inventoried 8/17 (0 dead hatchlings)

     0 broken 
    1 egg taken for study
  25 un-hatched eggs
109 empty shells
135 total eggs 

109/135= 81% hatch rate - 81% survival rate
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Saturday, June 22 from Janie Lackman

Nest 33 was located at POA 1. This nest had a classic body pit and the eggs were located quickly. 143 eggs were relocated to POA 2 area. The crabs had gotten into the nest before we got there this morning so there were 4 broken eggs - 2 of theses were used for research. Great team effort by: Karen & Jim W., Diane M., Kay S. & Janie L. Visitors this morning included Jeff & Debbie K and Denise M. plus many others. Jeff is doing an article and video on our program for his blog for the Beaufort Gazette.

Hatched on or about day 59
Inventoried 8/23 (5 dead hatchlings)

   
4 broken (2 eggs taken for study)
   8 un-hatched eggs
135 empty shells
147 total eggs 

135/147= 92% hatch rate - 88% survival rate
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Sunday, June 23 from Barbara Cotter

Nest 34 Janie observed Mama turtle laying nest just above the high tide line at POA 18. Unfortunately, Mama had a deformed rear flipper which caused her to crush some of her eggs while she was in the process of burying the nest. Janie marked the area and reburied several eggs which had been left at or near the surface. The Sunday south team of Bev B, Jean K, Rich C, and Barbara C.  dug out the nest without probing, since the eggs were very close to the surface. The nest was also unusual in that was angled into the sand. In spite of Mama's difficulties, she deposited 118 intact eggs which were relocated to POA 19. At least 10 eggs were broken, 2 of which were reserved for research. Future patrol member, Laura Macarthur, joined us this morning as did Bev's husband, Denis, Jean's grandson, Jason, and other members of her family. In all, a good morning and good job by Mama.

Hatched on or about day 52.
Inventoried 8/17 (25 dead hatchlings)

 10 broken (2 egg taken for study)
 14 un-hatched eggs
104 empty shells
128 total eggs 

104/128= 81% hatch rate - 62% survival rate
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Monday, June 24 from Janie Lackman

Nest 35 was discovered at POA 16 on Monday morning. 127 eggs were relocated back to the dunes with one taken for research by Michael B, Betsy K, Diane M. and Annelisa B & Maura. Visitor Denise M was also observing. 

Hatched on or about day 51
Inventoried 8/17 (9 dead hatchlings)

    0 broken 
    1 egg taken for study
  14 un-hatched eggs
113 empty shells
128 total eggs 

113/128= 88% hatch rate - 81% survival rate
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Tuesday, June 25 from John Dayner

Nest 36 Pat Earl located this nest just south of POA 19. The mama turtle left beautiful tracks, both in and out of the nest, and she made a clearly defined body pit. We relocated 131 eggs, taking one for genetic research, to a dune north of POA 19. Pat Earl, Mary Gnau, Judy Dayner and John Dayner.

Hatched on or about day 55.
Inventoried 8/22 (0 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
   1 un-hatched egg
130 empty shells
132 total eggs 

130/132= 98% hatch rate - 98% survival rate
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Thursday, June 27 from John & Judy Dayner

Nest 37 was located by Rich and Martha near POA 1, and 74 eggs were moved to a dune near POA 2. One egg was taken for research. [Judy D. lending a hand]

Hatched on or about day 55.
Inventoried 8/24 (0 dead hatchlings)

    0 broken 
    1 egg taken for study
  11 un-hatched eggs
  63 empty shells
 75 total eggs 

63/75= 84% hatch rate - 84% survival rate
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Thursday, June 27

Nest 38 at POA 16 visible crawl and body pit allowed Janie, Karen Wolbrink and spectator Fleetwood (future Patrol Member) to quickly find the nest and dig it out. They moved 112 eggs to higher ground near by and saved one egg for research.

Hatched on or about day 58.
Inventoried 8/27 (12 dead hatchlings)

    0  broken 
    1 egg taken for study
  30 un-hatched eggs
  82 empty shells
113 total eggs 

 82/113= 73% hatch rate - 62% survival rate 
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Thursday, June 27

Nest 39 at POA 17 moved to higher ground at POA 17 near the revetment.  Jim Wolbrink, Rick Keup and spectator grand-daughter Emily dug out and relocated 151 eggs  with one egg saved for research.

Hatched on or about day 54.
Inventoried 8/23 (72 dead hatchlings)

     0  broken 
    1 egg taken for study
   3 un-hatched eggs
148 empty shells
152 total eggs 

148/152= 97% hatch rate - 50% survival rate
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Thursday, June 27 from John & Judy Dayner

Nest 40 was located by Rich and Dickie near POA 13, 118 eggs were moved to a dune between POA 13 and 14. Three eggs were found broken in the nest, so they were taken for research. Rich Combes, Martha Blanchard, Judy Dayner, and Karen Natoli . Dickie Blanchard gave us lots of help, and a number of tourists were on hand to watch us work.

 Hatched on or about day 61.
Inventoried 8/30 (0 dead hatchlings)

     0 broken 
    3 egg taken for study
  18 un-hatched eggs
100 empty shells
121 total eggs 

100/121= 83% hatch rate - 83% survival rate
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Friday, June 28 from  Janie Lackman

Nest 41 was laid at the high tide line in front of POA 2, 136 eggs. one kept for research, 135 eggs moved to the dunes. We also had 5 false crawls on the north end, and everything was difficult to find because of the blowing sand. Luckily, the mama was seen laying the nest last night, and the spot was marked. Team was Janie L., Mallory D., Martha & Dickie B., and Pat B, with special help from Leila and Ava M and their Mom.

Hatched on or about day 60.
Inventoried 8/30 (0 dead hatchlings)

     0 broken 
    1 egg taken for study
  34 un-hatched eggs
101 empty shells
136 total eggs 

101/136= 74% hatch rate - 74% survival rate
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Friday, June 28 from Marsha Priem

Nest 42 just above the tide line around POA 18. The tracks showed this was a big Mama. We moved 106 eggs back to the dunes just north of POA 18. There were 4 broken eggs of which one was taken for research. Marsha Priem, Karen and Tony Natoli, Bob Freeman, and guests Vanessa and Tori Penaherrera.

Hatched on or about day 54.
Inventoried 8/24 (15 dead hatchlings)

   4 broken (1 egg taken for study)
 15 un-hatched eggs
 91 empty shells
110 total eggs 

91/110= 83% hatch rate - 69% survival rate
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Saturday, June 29 from Betsy Koehler

Nest 43 at POA 23, found, in a small but well defined body pit. My very first probe felt right, so I dug carefully and found the eggs, none broken! We relocated 122 eggs to a happy dune at access POA 19, with one saved for research. We had a family from Delaware watching and learning about our loggerheads, including sisters Clare and Audrey. Betsy, Martha and Dickie Blanchard.

Hatched on or about day 53.
Inventoried 8/24 (0 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
   5 un-hatched eggs
117 empty shells
123 total eggs 

117/123= 95% hatch rate - 95% survival rate
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Saturday, June 29

Nest 44 at POA 6 118 eggs were relocated directly back to the dune. One egg was broken and used for research.

 Hatched on or about day 54.
Inventoried 8/25 (0 dead hatchlings)

   1 broken, egg taken for study
 10 un-hatched eggs
108 empty shells
119 total eggs 

108/119= 91% hatch rate - 91% survival rate
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Saturday, June 29

Nest 45 at POA 2 124 eggs relocated and one taken for research.

Hatched on or about day 54.
Inventoried 8/25 (0 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
   4 un-hatched eggs
120 empty shells
125 total eggs 

120/125= 96% hatch rate - 96% survival rate
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Sunday, June 30

Nest 46 found  just south of Rock Beauty - 97 eggs were relocated to an area just south of Rock Beauty. One taken for research. Jean K., Rich C., Barbara C., Kathy A.

Hatched on or about day 54.
Inventoried 8/26 (28 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
 10 un-hatched eggs
 87 empty shells
 98 total eggs 

87/98= 89% hatch rate - 60% survival rate
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Sunday, June 30

Nest 47 near POA 2, 125 eggs were relocated to a dune at POA 2. One taken for research.

Hatched on or about day 60.
Inventoried 8/31 (0 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
 15 un-hatched eggs
110 empty shells
126 total eggs 

110/126= 87% hatch rate - 87% survival rate
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Sunday, June 30

Nest 48 at POA 14, nest was left in situ. One taken for research.

Hatched on or about day 56.
Inventoried 8/28 (0 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
   6 un-hatched eggs
115 empty shells
122 total eggs 

115/122= 94% hatch rate - 94% survival rate
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Monday, July 01 from Janie Lackman

Nest 49 tracks were located in front of the Beach Club. Track only had a small differential but there was a well defined body pit with ghost crab activity in the area. Pat B. found the nest. 99 eggs were relocated to a dune just South of POA 16. Annelisa B, Pat & Michael B and Betsy K.

Hatched on or about day 58.
Inventoried 8/31 (0 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
  3 un-hatched eggs
 96 empty shells
100 total eggs 

96/100= 96% hatch rate - 96% survival rate
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Thursday, July 04 from John Dayner

Nest 50 at POA 1, where the mama turtle gave us a perfect crawl. She made beautiful incoming tracks, a perfect body pit, then she turned and left a clear outgoing tracks. Dickie probed and located the eggs, some of which were close to the surface. We were surprised when we began to remove the eggs for relocation; the turtle made a deep nest with eggs spread out in all directions. We moved 145 eggs to a dune near POA 2, and there were 3 broken ones. Two of those were taken for research.  Judy, Dickie, Martha, and Christina were on the patrol, and Janie, Robbie and Cyndi came by to help out. Happy 4th of July!

Hatched on or about day 54.
Inventoried 8/30 (1 dead hatchling)

      3 broken (1 egg taken for study)
    15 un-hatched eggs
   130 empty shells
   148 total eggs 

130/148= 88% hatch rate - 87% survival rate
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Sunday, July 07 from  Janie Lackman

Nest 51at POA 5. Turtle came in and ran into a log went around it and laid just above the tide line. Fairly classic nest with body pit showing some signs of ghost crab activity although none had gotten into the nest yet. 101 eggs were moved to the dune with one taken for research. Kay S did an outstanding job digging the relocation nest and Wendi & Michaela R. moved the eggs. We also had a number of visitors walking with us this morning.

Hatched on or about day 55.
Inventoried 9/03 (1 dead hatchling)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
 17 un-hatched eggs
 84 empty shells
102 total eggs 

 84/102= 82% hatch rate - 81% survival rate
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Monday, July 08 from  Mary "Sam" Taylor

Nest 52 was found today between POA 2 and POA 3. It was a shallow nest with 78 eggs. 77 were put into a relocated nest with 1 taken for research. Collins and Tim transferred the eggs while Kathy A, Kelly and Sam dug the new nest on a nearby dune. Janie had the supplies already at the site and assisted Collins and Tim. This was Tim's first nest and the first for the North end Monday team. We had just about given up hope of finding a nest this year!

Hatched on or about day 55.
Inventoried 9/04 (0 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
  1 un-hatched eggs
 76 empty shells
78 total eggs 

76/78= 97% hatch rate - 97% survival rate
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Tuesday, July 09 from John Dayner

Nest 53 Between POA 22 and POA 23, Mary probed in a body pit near a ghost crab hole, and she found a very deep nest. We moved 134 eggs to a dune near POA 19. One egg was taken for research. [ John D, Mary G., Rick K. & Judy D. ]

Hatched on or about day 51.
Inventoried 9/2 (14 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
 40 un-hatched eggs
 94 empty shells
135 total eggs 

 94/135= 70% hatch rate - 59% survival rate
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Tuesday, July 09 from John Dayner

Nest 54 Just north of POA 23, on his third probe, John located the nest, and we moved 153 eggs to a dune near POA 19. It was a shallow nest, with 2 eggs on the surface. Bev Brosnan helped John work the nest. One egg was taken for research. [ John D, Rick K., Mary G. & Judy D. ]

Hatched on or about day 51.
Inventoried 9/02 (46 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
   9 un-hatched eggs
144 empty shells
154 total eggs 

144/154= 93% hatch rate - 64% survival rate
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Tuesday, July 09 from Janie Lackman

Nest 55 "in situ" by the stairs at POA 24. One egg was taken for research. We will monitor this nest closely and decide if we need to take further action in two weeks. [when the umbilical attachment to the shell has had time to strengthen] 

Tuesday, July 23 from John Dayner...relocated Nest 55 which was laid 2 weeks ago. It was laid in the walkway in front of POA 24, a poor location. We moved it to a dune just north of POA 20.

Hatched on or about day 54.
Inventoried 9/03 (nn dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
 16 un-hatched eggs
 78 empty shells
95 total eggs 

 78/95= 82% hatch rate - 40% survival rate
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Tuesday, July 09 from Janie Lackman

Nest 56 was only slightly above the tide line, so we decided to go ahead and relocate it. 105 eggs were moved to POA 19 with one taken for research.

Hatched on or about day 54.
Inventoried 9/04 (4 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
  7 un-hatched eggs
 98 empty shells
106 total eggs 

98/106= 92% hatch rate - 89% survival rate
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Wednesday, July 10 from Cyndi White

Nest 57 at POA 8, was quickly located because of a well-defined body pit. 113 eggs were moved to POA 7, with another egg taken for research.

Hatched on or about day 52.
Inventoried 9/04 (0 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
   9 un-hatched eggs
104 empty shells
114 total eggs 

104/114= 91% hatch rate - 91% survival rate
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Wednesday, July 10 from Cyndi White

Nest 58 at POA 9, was also quickly located. 116 eggs were moved south of POA 7, with an additional egg taken for research.

Hatched on or about day 55.
Inventoried 9/06 (nn dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
  7 un-hatched eggs
109 empty shells
117 total eggs 

109/117= 93% hatch rate - 90% survival rate
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Wednesday, July 10 from Tony Natoli

Nest 59 at POA 19. Billy D. discovered the nest just past the first wrack line and quickly located 116 eggs. Billy and Linda S. relocated 115 eggs (one taken for the research project) further back from the tide line.

Hatched on or about day 54.
Inventoried 9/05 (3 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
 14 un-hatched eggs
101 empty shells
116 total eggs 

101/116= 87% hatch rate - 84% survival rate  
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Wednesday, July 10 from Cyndi White

Nest 60 was very challenging to find. Robbie, Dickie, and Rich ( off duty) looked for about an hour and a half before Janie walked up and found it with only a few probes along the edge of the body pit, where they had piled up sand after taking off two layers!! 108 eggs were moved from south of POA 1 to south of POA 2.   Betsy, Martha, Dickie, Janie, Emily R., Rich, Robbie, & Cyndi.

Hatched on or about day 55.
Inventoried 9/06 (0 dead hatchlings)

     0 broken 
    1 egg taken for study
  21 un-hatched eggs
 87 empty shells
109 total eggs 

101/109= 80% hatch rate - 80% survival rate
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Thursday, July 11 from Cyndi White

Nest 61 Robbie found [this nest] which was moved from POA 23 to north of POA 19. There were 141 eggs with 4 broken. Rick, Robbie, Janie, Emily, and Cyndi.

Hatched on or about day 53.
Inventoried 9/05 (3 dead hatchlings)

    4 broken - 1 egg taken for study
  34 un-hatched eggs
107 empty shells
145 total eggs 

107/145= 74% hatch rate - 72% survival rate
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Thursday, July 11from Cyndi White

Nest 62 Rick found [this nest] which was moved from POA 25 to north of POA 19. It had 116 eggs and one taken for research. Rick, Robbie, Janie, Emily, and Cyndi.

Hatched on or about day 51.
Inventoried 9/03 (3 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
   7 un-hatched eggs
109 empty shells
117 total eggs 

109/117= 93% hatch rate - 90% survival rate
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Thursday, July 11 from Rich Combes

Nest 63 at POA 11 Christina & Rich found Nest 63, with 135 eggs, and Christina & Martha relocated 134 to a dune north of POA 8, taking one for the DNA sample. Thanks to all off-duty FILP members for coming to help. Rich C., Spanky, Roy, and Martha B.

Hatched on or about day 54.
Inventoried 9/06 (8 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
   3 un-hatched eggs
131 empty shells
135 total eggs 

131/135=97% hatch rate - 91% survival rate
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Friday, July 12 from Michael Beach

Nest 64 Mallory, Cindy and Robbie located a nest 64 near POA 11. Robbie probed and discovered the nest of 121 eggs, and Mallory and Cindy moved 120 eggs to the dunes farther back, keeping 1 egg for research. 

Hatched on or about day 53.
Inventoried 9/06 (0 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
   6 un-hatched eggs
114 empty shells
121 total eggs 

114/121= 94% hatch rate - 94% survival rate
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Friday, July 12 from Michael Beach

Nest 65 Michael, Pat, Emily and Janie found nest 65 south of POA 2, an appropriate number considering Michaelís upcoming July birthday! The nest was relocated to high ground closer to POA 3. There were 113 eggs, 112 were relocated and one kept for research.

Hatched on or about day 56.
Inventoried 9/09 (0 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
   2 un-hatched eggs
110 empty shells
113 total eggs 

108/113= 97% hatch rate - 97% survival rate
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Friday, July 12 from Tony Natoli

Nest 66 found just north of POA 23. 139 eggs oviposited past the first wrack line. 138 eggs were relocated to POA 19. One taken for research. Karen N., Tony N., KCN, and Bob F.

Hatched on or about day 55.
Inventoried 9/08 (0 dead hatchlings)

     0 broken 
    1 egg taken for study
  51 un-hatched eggs
  87 empty shells
139 total eggs 

 87/139= 63% hatch rate - 63% survival rate
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Friday, July 12 from Tony Natoli

Nest 67 found by Bob just north of POA 24. 121 eggs oviposited to the side of a stairway. 120 eggs were relocated to POA 19. One taken for research. Karen N., Tony N., KCN, and Bob F.

Hatched on or about day 54.
Inventoried 9/07 (2 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
   5 un-hatched eggs
115 empty shells
121 total eggs 

115/121= 95% hatch rate - 93% survival rate
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Saturday, July 13

Nest 68 was discovered just North of POA 23 this morning. Dickie found it on his 1st probe! 104 eggs were relocated to North of POA 19 with 1 taken for research. Dickie B, Martha B, & Betsy K.

Did Not Hatched after 75 days
Inventoried 9/26 (0 dead hatchlings)

     0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
 104 un-hatched eggs
    0 empty shells
105 total eggs 

0/105= 0% hatch rate - 0% survival rate
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Monday, July 15 from Michael Beach

Nest 69 ...near POA 22. The tracks were short indicating a crawl near high tide, with a very well defined body pit just short of the rocks. Annelisa, Betsy K. and Michael probed a while and then Michael dug right next to the probed area and found the eggs. 118 eggs were moved to the nursery at POA 19 and one taken for research. One egg was approximately twice normal size, a second egg appeared to be two connected and a third was huge, the size and shape of a nice baking potato....Diane, Pat, Michel, Annelisa, & Betsy.

Hatched on or about day 54.
Inventoried 9/10 (0 dead hatchlings)

     0 broken 
    1 egg taken for study
  44 un-hatched eggs
  73 empty shells
118 total eggs 

 73/118= 63% hatch rate - 62% survival rate
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Tuesday, July 16 from Janie Lackman

Nest 70 was located at POA 7 just above the high tide line. 101 eggs were relocated to the dunes midpoint between POA 5 & POA 6 with 1 egg taken for research. There were some interesting eggs in the bottom of the nest - photos to follow. Two which were attached by a cord and another egg with an entire empty egg attached to it (this one was counted as 1 egg).

Hatched on or about day 53.
Inventoried 9/09 (5 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
   9 un-hatched eggs
 92 empty shells
102 total eggs 

 92/102= 90% hatch rate - 85% survival rate
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Tuesday, July 16 from John Dayner

Nest 71 located just north of POA 25. Mama turtle made clear tracks into and out of the nest, and she left a good body pit. Pat Earl probed and located the eggs. We relocated 118 eggs to a dune at POA 18. One egg was taken for research. Team members were Pat Earl, Mary Gnau, and Judy and John Dayner. Dickie and Martha Blanchard arrived with their son and grandchildren, and Dickie carried our egg bucket all the long way from POA 25 to POA 18. Thanks, Dickie.

Hatched on or about day 50.
Inventoried 9/07 (37 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
 16 un-hatched eggs
102 empty shells
119 total eggs 

102/119= 86% hatch rate - 55% survival rate
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Tuesday, July 16 from Janie Lackman

Nest 72 located at POA 1. 132 eggs were relocated to a dune in the POA 2 area between Nest 1 & 5. 2 eggs were broken and used for research. Nest was extremely shallow and eggs were embedded in the sides of the chamber. Chamber was also an odd shape. Nest contained some oval eggs as well as the standard round ones.

Hatched on or about day 53.
Inventoried 9/09 (0 dead hatchlings)

   2 broken (1 egg taken for study)
  12 un-hatched eggs
120 empty shells
134 total eggs 

120/134= 89% hatch rate - 89% survival rate
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Friday, July 19 from Tony Natoli

Nest 73 ...113 eggs were found at POA 19 just above the wrack line by Marsha Priem. 112 eggs were relocated further back to the ocean facing slope of a small dune. One egg was held out for the DNA research project. Marsha, Cesar, Bob, Tori, Karen, Bobbie, Vanessa, and Tony N.

Hatched on or about day 52.
Inventoried 9/09 (2 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
   5 un-hatched eggs
107 empty shells
113 total eggs 

107/113= 95% hatch rate - 93% survival rate
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Sunday, July 21 from Janie Lackman

Nest 74 was located this morning at POA 8 by Michaela R. on her second probe! Although the body pit wasn't "classic" it showed many signs of nesting....108 eggs were relocated to just North of POA 6 with one egg taken for research. Michaela & Wendi R, Kay S, Emily R, and Janie L. We also had many visitors with us this morning....

Hatched on or about day 53.
Inventoried 9/15 (0 dead hatchlings)

    0 broken 
    1 egg taken for study
  35 un-hatched eggs
  73 empty shells
109 total eggs 

73/109= 67% hatch rate - 67% survival rate
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Monday, July 22 from Kathleen Agee

Nest 75 Tim and Collins found it. They moved it to just north of POA 4. Sam, Kelly and Kathy assisted. 124 eggs were relocated, one was taken for research.

Hatched on or about day 53.
Inventoried 9/16 (0 dead hatchlings)

     0 broken 
    1 egg taken for study
  12 un-hatched eggs
112 empty shells
125 total eggs 

112/125= 90% hatch rate - 90% survival rate
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Tuesday, July 23 from Janie Lackman

Nest 76 was located almost directly in front of POA 5. 135 eggs were relocated to a dune just South of this area with one egg taken for research. Probing wasn't necessary with this nest because several team members witnessed her lay last evening along with some members of the Eyler family.... Rick, Janie and friends.

Hatched on or about day 50.
Inventoried 9/14 (1 dead hatchlings)

    0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
 12 un-hatched eggs
123 empty shells
136 total eggs 

123/136= 90% hatch rate - 90% survival rate
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Tuesday, July 23 from John Dayner

 Nest 77 this morning between POA 21 and POA 22. Janie had been called to this area last night, because people were around the turtle bothering her. They had flashlights, and they were even touching her as she was trying to find a site to nest. There were clear tracks in and out, but there were many footprints around and through the body pit. We probed, and Mary Gnau located the eggs. We moved 117 eggs to a dune just north of POA 19. We took one egg for research. Mary Gnau, Judy and John Dayner, Pat Earl.

Hatched on or about day 48.
Inventoried 9/12 (37 dead hatchlings)

    0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
 37 un-hatched eggs
 80 empty shells
118 total eggs 

 80/118= 68% hatch rate - 36% survival rate
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Tuesday, July 23 from Janie Lackman

Nest 78, POA 8. This turtle did quite a bit of wandering in the dune area and by the large number of human tracks surrounding the crawl she did not appear to be alone. She actually walked back to the edge of the dune line and laid on the back side of a dune in the POA 8 area. Her outgoing crawl also wandered even going up a huge dune before heading back to the ocean. This nest was left "in situ" with one egg taken for research. Rick and Janie.

Hatched on or about day 54.
Inventoried 9/18 (0 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
 26 un-hatched eggs
 61 empty shells
 88 total eggs 

61/88= 69% hatch rate - 69% survival rate
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Wednesday, July 24 from Karen Natoli

Nest 79 at POA 16. 44 eggs were relocated to an area just south of POA 16. (Total of 45 eggs, 1 taken for research.) (looks like the end of season for this mama, small nest)

Hatched on or about day 53.
Inventoried 9/17 (18 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
  5 un-hatched eggs
39 empty shells
45 total eggs 

39/45= 87% hatch rate - 47 % survival rate
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Wednesday, July 24 from Karen Natoli

Nest 80 just north of POA 22 109 eggs were relocated to an area just north of POA 19. (3 broken total of 111 eggs, 1 taken for research.)

Hatched on or about day 49.
Inventoried 9/11 (7 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
 17 un-hatched eggs
 92 empty shells
112 total eggs 

 92/112= 82% hatch rate - 76% survival rate
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Wednesday, July 24 from Robbie White

Nest 81 was found by Cyndi, Martha & Betsy while Dickie, Janie & I checked nests on the North end. The nest was laid south of POA 1 & relocated to North of POA 2. 94 eggs in the ground. Dickie, Betsy, Martha, Cyndi, & Robbie.

 Hatched on or about day 52.
Inventoried 9/17 (1 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
   9 un-hatched eggs
 85 empty shells
 95 total eggs 

 85/95= 89% hatch rate - 88% survival rate
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Wednesday, July 24 from Karen Natoli

Nest 82 just south of POA 22 101 eggs were relocated to an area just north of POA 19. (Total of 102 eggs, 1 taken for research.) KN, TN, LS and special thanks to The Cory family for their assistance.

 Hatched on or about day 51.
Inventoried 9/16 (3 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
  5 un-hatched eggs
96 empty shells
102 total eggs 

 96/102= 94% hatch rate - 91% survival rate
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Thursday, July 25 from John Dayner

Nest 83 was located near POA 1. There were clear incoming and outgoing tracks, and a well defined body pit. We moved 106 eggs to a dune just south of POA 2. One egg was taken for research.  Martha Blanchard, Judy Dayner, Spanky, Rich, & Roy Combes.

Hatched on or about day 53.
Inventoried 9/20 (0 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
 11 un-hatched eggs
 95 empty shells
107 total eggs 

 95/107= 89% hatch rate - 89% survival rate
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Thursday, July 25 from John Dayner

Nest 84 was located near POA 14. Many tourists joined us to the clear [define] incoming and outgoing tracks.... We moved 95 eggs to a dune just north of POA 4. We took one egg for research.... Martha Blanchard, Rich Combes, Judy Dayner and Christina Tilton

Hatched on or about day 55.
Inventoried 9/21 (1 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
 44 un-hatched eggs
 51 empty shells
 96 total eggs 

51/96= 53% hatch rate - 52 % survival rate
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Wednesday, July 31 from Karen Natoli

Nest 85 at POA 19. 132 eggs were relocated to an area direct back at POA 19. 1 taken for research, total eggs - 133, none broken. KN, TN.

Hatched on or about day 50.
Inventoried 9/23 (27 dead hatchlings)

    0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
 30 un-hatched eggs
102 empty shells
133 total eggs 

102/133= 77% hatch rate - 56% survival rate
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Saturday, August 03 from Dickie Blanchard

Nest 86 just above the rack line at POA 18. Mama turtle hadn't been gone long when we found it. We relocated the nest to a dune at POA 18. There are 103 eggs in the hole with 1 egg taken for research. No broken eggs. This morning we had a wonderful group of people who were keenly interested in our program & the work we do! It is always so nice when they thank us for what we do for the turtles! Another great morning on our beach. [Martha, Dickie, and Betsy]

Hatched on or about day 47.
Inventoried 9/22 (39 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
 21 un-hatched eggs
 82 empty shells
104 total eggs 

 82/104= 79% hatch rate - 41% survival rate
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Monday, August 05

Nest 87 a wild nest at POA 4 Hatchling tracks led to a previously undiscovered nest chamber. Sam & Kelly T, Kathy A, Collins S. and Tim P.

Hatched on or about day ??.
Inventoried 8/08 (1 dead hatchlings)

    0 broken 
  19 un-hatched eggs
122 empty shells
141 total eggs 

122/141= 86% hatch rate - 86% survival rate
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Wednesday, August 07

Nest 88 at POA 20,early morning turtle still nesting at 06:30. Flipper Tag Number SSL048. 111 eggs of the 112 relocated to POA 19, 1 egg held back for the DNA research project. TN, BD, KC, KN, and helpers.

Hatched on or about day 51.
Inventoried 9/30 (4 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   1 egg taken for study
 12 un-hatched eggs
 99 empty shells
112 total eggs 

99/112= 88% hatch rate - 85% survival rate
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Wednesday, August 07

Nest 89 wild nest at POA 20. Hatchling tracks discovered by one of our visitors while we were all watching the nesting loggerhead.  Note that the picture was taken from behind the stake therefore the tracks are going towards the sea.

Hatched on or about day ??.
Inventoried 8/10 (49 dead hatchlings)

    0 broken 
  43 un-hatched eggs
 88 empty shells
131 total eggs 

 88/131= 67% hatch rate - 30% survival rate
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Friday, August 09 from Janie Lackman

Nest 90 a wild nest, was located this morning just south of POA 1 by the North Team of Mallory D, Pat Beach and me. Hatchlings tracks were all over the beach in this area so there were obvious lighting issues...Mallory Dailey, Megan Eyler, Pat Beach.

Hatched on or about day nn.
Inventoried 8/12 (0 dead hatchlings)

     0 broken 
    0 egg taken for study
   4 un-hatched eggs
103 empty shells
107 total eggs 

103/107= 96% hatch rate - 96% survival rate
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Friday, August 23 from Janie Lackman

Nest 91 a wild nest, located just North of POA 2 was discovered last night while I was checking nests with Stephan & Mary Beth Lemieux. We had apparently just missed the boil. About 40 tracks were faintly visible in the moonlight. We marked off the nest this morning and will inventory it at 7pm on 8/26 . 

Hatched on or about day nn.
Inventoried 8/26 (2 dead hatchlings)

    0 broken 
   0 egg taken for study
 38 un-hatched eggs
 83 empty shells
121 total eggs 

83/121= 69% hatch rate - 67% survival rate
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Saturday, August 31 from Janie Lackman

Nest 92 a wild nest, was discovered this afternoon by Jill Anderson just North of POA 23. She went back almost all the way to the rocks to lay. Egg chamber was verified and it is a super deep nest.

Hatched on or about day nn.
Inventoried 9/3 (0 dead hatchlings)

   0 broken 
   0 egg taken for study
 11 un-hatched eggs
 98 empty shells
109 total eggs 

 98/109= 90% hatch rate - 90% survival rate


Summary for 2013

Nest Data at a Glance

Nest # Date Type Clutch Count Emerge Date Incubation Inventory Date Hatch Success Emergence Success Hatched Eggs Unhatched Eggs Dead in Nest Live in Nest
1 5/19/2013 in situ 96 7/24/2013 66 7/27/2013 76% 76% 73 22 0 0
2 5/21/2013 in situ 162 7/25/2013 65 7/28/2013 62.90% 55.50% 102 59 0 12
3 5/25/2013 relocated 156 7/31/2013 67 8/3/2013 74.30% 64.10% 116 36 0 16
4 5/26/2013 relocated 126 None na 8/9/2013 5.50% 3.10% 7 118 0 3
5 5/26/2013 in situ 144 7/30/2013 65 8/2/2013 13.10% 11.10% 19 124 0 3
6 5/29/2013 in situ 133 7/27/2013 59 7/30/2013 60.10% 1.50% 80 52 67 11
7 5/29/2013 relocated 121 7/28/2013 60 7/31/2013 71.90% 71% 87 25 0 1
8 5/30/2013 relocated 144 7/28/2013 59 7/31/2013 65.90% 63.10% 95 47 2 2
9 5/31/2013 in situ 134 8/7/2013 68 8/10/2013 57.40% 56.70% 77 56 0 1
10 5/31/2013 relocated 120 7/27/2013 57 7/30/2013 65.80% 15% 79 38 50 11
11 6/1/2013 relocated 138 7/31/2013 60 8/3/2013 76.80% 74.60% 106 31 2 1
12 6/1/2013 relocated 148 8/1/2013 61 8/4/2013 79.70% 76.30% 118 24 4 1
13 6/2/2013 relocated 108 8/11/2013 70 8/14/2013 94.40% 92.50% 102 5 0 2
14 6/8/2013 relocated 129 8/4/2013 57 8/7/2013 91.40% 91.40% 118 10 0 0
15 6/8/2013 relocated 136 8/8/2013 61 8/11/2013 81.60% 63.90% 111 14 1 23
16 6/11/2013 relocated 151 8/4/2013 54 8/7/2013 88.70% 21.80% 134 16 96 5
17 6/12/2013 relocated 133 8/11/2013 60 8/14/2013 91.70% 89.40% 122 6 0 3
18 6/13/2013 relocated 122 8/7/2013 55 8/10/2013 89.30% 51.60% 109 12 15 31
19 6/14/2013 relocated 112 8/9/2013 56 8/12/2013 94.60% 84.80% 106 5 2 9
20 6/14/2013 relocated 117 8/10/2013 57 8/13/2013 88% 76.90% 103 12 2 11
21 6/15/2013 relocated 134 8/13/2013 59 8/16/2013 90.20% 79.10% 121 12 0 15
22 6/15/2013 relocated 135 8/10/2013 56 8/13/2013 76.20% 58.50% 103 30 7 17
23 6/15/2013 relocated 126 8/13/2013 59 8/16/2013 92% 90.40% 116 9 0 2
24 6/16/2013 in situ 111 8/15/2013 60 8/18/2013 97.20% 88.20% 108 2 0 10
25 6/16/2013 relocated 117 8/10/2013 55 8/13/2013 90.50% 67.50% 106 9 6 21
26 6/16/2013 relocated 121 8/12/2013 57 8/15/2013 93.30% 85.90% 113 7 9 0
27 6/18/2013 relocated 131 8/19/2013 62 8/22/2013 94.60% 93.80% 124 5 0 1
28 6/19/2013 relocated 121 8/16/2013 58 8/19/2013 87.60% 78.50% 106 14 6 5
29 6/19/2013 relocated 112 8/14/2013 56 8/17/2013 94.60% 93.70% 106 5 1 0
30 6/20/2013 relocated 125 8/13/2013 54 8/15/2013 48.80% 20.80% 61 62 29 6
31 6/20/2013 relocated 115 8/13/2013 54 8/15/2013 87.80% 78.20% 101 13 0 11
32 6/22/2013 relocated 135 8/14/2013 53 8/17/2013 80.70% 78.50% 109 25 0 3
33 6/22/2013 relocated 147 8/20/2013 59 8/23/2013 91.80% 88.40% 135 8 5 0
34 6/23/2013 relocated 128 8/14/2013 52 8/17/2013 81.20% 53.90% 104 14 25 10
35 6/24/2013 relocated 128 8/14/2013 51 8/17/2013 88.20% 78.90% 113 14 9 3
36 6/25/2013 relocated 132 8/19/2013 55 8/22/2013 98.40% 96.90% 130 1 0 2
37 6/27/2013 relocated 75 8/21/2013 55 8/24/2013 84% 84% 63 11 0 0
38 6/27/2013 relocated 113 8/24/2013 58 8/27/2013 72.50% 57.50% 82 30 12 2
39 6/27/2013 relocated 152 8/20/2013 54 8/23/2013 97.30% 48.60% 148 3 72 2
40 6/27/2013 relocated 121 8/27/2013 61 8/30/2013 82.60% 77.60% 100 18 0 6
41 6/28/2013 relocated 136 8/27/2013 60 8/30/2013 74.20% 74.20% 101 34 0 0
42 6/28/2013 relocated 110 8/21/2013 54 8/24/2013 82.70% 69% 91 15 15 0
43 6/29/2013 relocated 123 8/21/2013 53 8/24/2013 95.10% 95.10% 117 5 0 0
44 6/29/2013 relocated 119 8/22/2013 54 8/25/2013 90.70% 90.70% 108 10 0 0
45 6/29/2013 relocated 125 8/22/2013 54 8/25/2013 96% 92% 120 4 0 5
46 6/30/2013 relocated 98 8/23/2013 54 8/26/2013 88.70% 50% 87 10 28 10
47 6/30/2013 relocated 126 8/28/2013 59 8/31/2013 87.30% 83.30% 110 15 0 5
48 6/30/2013 in situ 122 8/25/2013 56 8/28/2013 94.20% 94.20% 115 6 0 0
49 7/1/2013 relocated 100 8/28/2013 58 8/31/2013 96% 78% 96 3 0 18
50 7/4/2013 relocated 148 8/27/2013 54 8/30/2013 87.80% 86.40% 130 15 1 1
51 7/7/2013 relocated 102 8/31/2013 55 9/3/2013 82.30% 81.30% 84 17 1 0
52 7/8/2013 relocated 78 9/1/2013 55 9/4/2013 97.40% 97.40% 76 1 0 0
53 7/9/2013 relocated 135 8/30/2013 52 9/2/2013 69.60% 58.50% 94 40 14 1
54 7/9/2013 relocated 154 8/30/2013 52 9/2/2013 93.50% 60.30% 144 9 46 5
55 7/9/2013 in situ 95 8/31/2013 53 9/3/2013 82.10% 38.90% 78 16 40 1
56 7/9/2013 relocated 106 9/1/2013 54 9/4/2013 92.40% 88.60% 98 7 4 0
57 7/10/2013 relocated 114 8/31/2013 52 9/4/2013 91.20% 91.20% 104 9 0 0
58 7/10/2013 relocated 117 9/3/2013 55 9/6/2013 93.10% 87.10% 109 7 3 4
59 7/10/2013 relocated 116 9/2/2013 54 9/5/2013 87% 83.60% 101 14 3 1
60 7/10/2013 relocated 109 9/3/2013 55 9/6/2013 79.80% 79.80% 87 21 0 0
61 7/11/2013 relocated 145 9/2/2013 53 9/5/2013 73.70% 66.80% 107 34 3 7
62 7/11/2013 relocated 117 8/31/2013 51 9/3/2013 93.10% 84.60% 109 7 3 7
63 7/11/2013 relocated 135 9/3/2013 54 9/6/2013 97% 90.30% 131 3 8 1
64 7/12/2013 relocated 121 9/3/2013 53 9/6/2013 94.20% 90.90% 114 6 0 4
65 7/12/2013 relocated 113 9/6/2013 56 9/9/2013 97.30% 95.50% 110 2 0 2
66 7/12/2013 relocated 139 9/5/2013 55 9/8/2013 62.50% 62.50% 87 51 0 0
67 7/12/2013 relocated 121 9/4/2013 54 9/7/2013 95% 90.90% 115 5 2 3
68 7/13/2013 relocated 105 None na 9/26/2013 0% 0% 0 104 0 0
69 7/15/2013 relocated 118 9/7/2013 54 9/10/2013 61.80% 61.80% 73 44 0 0
70 7/16/2013 relocated 102 9/6/2013 52 9/9/2013 90.10% 85.20% 92 9 5 0
71 7/16/2013 relocated 119 9/4/2013 50 9/7/2013 85.70% 54.60% 102 16 37 0
72 7/16/2013 relocated 134 9/6/2013 52 9/9/2013 89.50% 89.50% 120 12 0 0
73 7/19/2013 relocated 113 9/9/2013 52 9/12/2013 94.60% 92% 107 5 2 1
74 7/21/2013 relocated 109 9/12/2013 53 9/15/2013 66.90% 66.90% 73 35 0 0
75 7/22/2013 relocated 125 9/13/2013 53 9/16/2013 89.60% 89.60% 112 12 0 0
76 7/23/2013 relocated 136 9/11/2013 50 9/14/2013 90.40% 88.20% 123 12 1 2
77 7/23/2013 relocated 118 9/9/2013 48 9/12/2013 67.70% 32.20% 80 37 37 5
78 7/23/2013 in situ 88 9/15/2013 54 9/18/2013 69.30% 68.10% 61 26 0 1
79 7/24/2013 relocated 45 9/14/2013 52 9/17/2013 86.60% 33.30% 39 5 18 6
80 7/24/2013 relocated 112 9/11/2013 49 9/14/2013 82.10% 75.80% 92 17 7 0
81 7/24/2013 relocated 95 9/14/2013 52 9/17/2013 89.40% 88.40% 85 9 1 0
82 7/24/2013 relocated 102 9/13/2013 51 9/16/2013 94.10% 91.10% 96 5 3 0
83 7/25/2013 relocated 107 9/17/2013 54 9/20/2013 88.70% 84.10% 95 11 0 5
84 7/25/2013 relocated 96 9/18/2013 55 9/21/2013 53.10% 48.90% 51 44 1 3
85 7/31/2013 relocated 133 9/19/2013 50 9/23/2013 76.60% 51.80% 102 30 27 6
86 8/3/2013 relocated 104 9/19/2013 47 9/22/2013 78.80% 37.50% 82 21 39 4
87 unknown in situ 141 8/5/2013 na 8/8/2013 86.50% 77.30% 122 19 1 12
88 8/7/2013 relocated 112 9/27/2013 51 9/30/2013 88.30% 80.30% 99 12 4 5
89 unknown in situ 131 8/7/2013 na 8/10/2013 67.10% 29% 88 43 49 1
90 unknown in situ 107 8/9/2013 na 8/12/2013 96.20% 96.20% 103 4 0 0
91 unknown in situ 121 8/23/2013 na 8/26/2013 68.50% 59.50% 83 38 2 9
92 7/4/2013 in situ 109 8/31/2013 58 9/3/2013 89.90% 88.90% 98 11 0 1
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