2016 Nest Data

Sunday, May 15 from Janie Lackman

Nest 01 The first official day of turtle patrols as well as our new turtler beach training day.  Our turtles did not disappoint.  We had a crawl on the very south end of the island between the two groins [south of POA 31].  Most of the crawl had been washed out by tide but there was a distinct body pit with thrown sand all over the rocks.  New turtlers Jim & Deb C. found the crawl and the nest was located by new turtler Wanda M.   What a treat to be able to train our new turtlers on an actual nest! 119 eggs were relocated to just south of POA 19 with one egg taken for research.  A wonderful group effort by all our new turtlers and teams.

Nesting History - NA

Hatched on or about day 60.
 Inventoried 7/17 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   18 un-hatched eggs
  101 empty shells
  120 total eggs 

  101/120= 84% hatch rate - 84% survival rate


Monday, May 16 from Janie Lackman

Nest 02 was located this morning just North of POA 24.  The mama turtle picked a great spot so the nest was left in situ with one egg taken for research.  Great job by Monday South team - Jessica M, Betsy K, & Meghan T.  Thanks to the North Team for bring supplies.

Nesting History - 2011- 6 Nests on Fripp / 2013 - 6 Nests on Fripp / 2015 - 5 Nests on Fripp / 2016 - Fripp Nests 2,13
 
Hatched on or about day 60.
 Inventoried 7/18 (5 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   26 un-hatched eggs
   89 empty shells
  116 total eggs 

   89/116= 77% hatch rate - 72% survival rate


Tuesday, May 17 from Liz V.

Nest 03 up against the revetment just north of POA 01. Left in situ with one egg taken for research. Rick K. Katherine S. Sheila C. & Janie L. 

Note; Friday, June 03, Cam H, Kathy H and new turtlers Pete V and Liz V relocated Nest 03 to a dune North of POA 02. Although this nest was OK so far from tide, it was suffering intrusion below the surface due to a new [low] area in front of the nest. Water was found at the bottom of the nest during the relocation.

Nesting History -áNA

This nest was a complete loss - 116 eggs unhatched due to water intrusion. 

Inventoried 7/31 (0 dead hatchlings)

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

   0/117= 0% hatch rate - 0% survival rate


Tuesday, May 17 from Merilyn S.

Nest 04 was found on the south end below POA 28 and moved to a safer place at POA 22. Nick, Merilyn, Cyndi, & Robbie. Merilyn found the nest, probed and found the eggs. This was her first time of finding the nest eggs since she started patrolling six years ago. 116 eggs were found and 115 moved to their new nest and one egg taken for research.

Nesting History - 2013 Nested on Garden City and Tybee / 2016 Fripp Nest 04 
 
Hatched on or about day 59.
 Inventoried 7/18 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   17 un-hatched eggs
   98 empty shells
  116 total eggs 

   98/116= 84% hatch rate - 84% survival rate


Friday, May 20 from Marsh P.

Nest 05 between POA 26 an POA 27. This mama tried 2 times to lay eggs and finally went under steps to third try and laid 137 eggs. Pat, Kim& Linda moved 136 eggs to POA 19. One egg held for research. Kim M., Linda U., Tony N., Marsha P. & Pat S.

Nesting History - 2012 3 Nests on Fripp, 1 on Pritchards, 1 on Hunting Island, / 2016 Fripp Nest 05
 
Hatched on or about day 59.
 Inventoried 7/21 (3 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   13 un-hatched eggs
 123 empty shells
 137 total eggs 

  123/137= 90% hatch rate - 88% survival rate


Saturday, May 21 from Betsy K.

Nest 06 was found just north of POA 24 and left in situ, one egg taken for DNA research. Good work Team : Rick K , Stuart C., Betsy K., Merilyn S. & Kay S.

Nesting History -áNA
 
Hatched on or about day 54.
 Inventoried 7/21 (3 dead hatchlings)

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

   83/109= 76% hatch rate - 73% survival rate


Sunday, May 22 

Nest 07 Just south of POA 23. When we found the crawl (she was on the beach a long time) and body pit, there was a big crab hole in the middle of the body pit. The crab had pulled several eggs from the nest, including one intact egg and eggshells estimated to be 5 destroyed eggs. After first digging into the crab hole to get the crab out of the nest and to hopefully find the nest at the end of the crab tunnel, we hadnĺt found the nest. With additional probing, we found a very shallow (top eggs were about 4ĺĺ below the surface) nest beside the crab hole. Because the eggs were so close to the surface and in danger of being predated, we moved the nest about 10ĺ directly behind the original nest. 98 eggs in the new nest, 5 eggs destroyed by crab, and one taken for DNA sample. Kathy Haught, Rich Combes Jim & Deb Candee & Jane Marquart. 

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day NA
 Inventoried 8/05 (0 dead hatchlings)

     5 broken (1 egg taken for study)
   98 un-hatched eggs
    0 empty shells
 103 total eggs 

  0/103= 0% hatch rate - 0% survival rate


Sunday, May 22 from Betsy K.

Nest 08 at POA 08 and followed them up to a small dune (smart Mama!) We quickly found many eggs just inches under the sand, obviously overflowing a too-small nest (not-so-smart Mama!) We decided that for safety from predation, we should relocate to a deeper nest, just in front of the original. 115 eggs relocated, 1 for DNA research. Kay S, Lisa C, Kathlyn G, Betsy K and Nelle P

Nesting History - 2013 nested on St. Catherine's / 2016  Fripp Nest 08
 
Hatched on or about day 57.
 Inventoried 7/21 (2 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   21 un-hatched eggs
   94 empty shells
  116 total eggs 

  94/116= 81% hatch rate - 79% survival rate


Monday, May 23 from Robbie W.

Nest 09 was found just south of POA 03 and moved to south of POA 02. 94 eggs in the hole. Wanda Martin found the eggs. Bev B. Bronson & Nancy Atkinson went for supplies while Cyndi & Kay Smith helped Wanda move the nest. This was a ôtwo ferö for Wanda, she has walked turtle only twice and found nests both time ! We should call her Lucky Wanda. Kay, Nancy, Wanda, Bev & Cyndi.

Nesting History - 2010 Nested on Little Capers and 4 nests on Hunting Island / 2013 3 nests on Fripp, 1 on Pritchards / 2016 - Fripp Nest 09.
 
Hatched on or about day 55.
 Inventoried 7/20 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
    5 un-hatched eggs
   89 empty shells
   95 total eggs 

  89/95= 94% hatch rate - 94% survival rate


Wednesday, May 25 from Karen Natoli

Nest 10 was found just north of POA 21. Nest was left in situ, 1 egg taken for research. Tony, Jane, Pat, Sandra, Marsha & Karen. Youngsters, Claire and Megan, walked with us and told us here were tracks up ahead. They have been walking for a few mornings, and this one paid off for them.

Note; Saturday, June 04, relocated Nest 10 to a dune in the same area POA 20 & POA 21. This nest was originally left in situ but would not have survived the tide tonight. Special thanks to Pat and Michael B for digging the relocation nest. Interns Nick, Eric and Jess with the help of Jessica M handled the egg relocation of this nest.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 60
 Inventoried 7/27 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
  110 un-hatched eggs
     9 empty shells
  120 total eggs 

    9/120= 7% hatch rate - 7% survival rate


Thursday, May 26 from Janie Lackman

Nest 11 located midpoint between POA 25 & POA 26. Claire and Megan alerted us to the tracks as we started walking the beach. The turtle had left a very long track with a distinct body pit located just above the high tide line. Ghost crabs had already left 3 holes in the area. New Turtler, Nelle P carefully dug into the hole in the middle and quickly found the nest ( x marks the spot in the photo). 114 eggs, including an oblong shaped egg, were relocated to just South of POA 19 with one egg taken for research. Nelle P, Margit R, Merilyn S and  We also had Ellen F. walking with us again this morning as well as Claire and Megan.

Nesting History - NA
 
Hatched on or about day 52.
 Inventoried 7/20 (2 dead hatchlings)

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

  108/115= 94% hatch rate - 92% survival rate


Friday, May 27 from Janie Lackman

Nest 12 was located this morning just North of POA 02. 123 eggs were relocated to a dune in the same area. Kathy H., Debbie S, & Cameron H.

Nesting History -áNA

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

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

    0/124=  0% hatch rate - 0% survival rate


Tuesday, May 31 from Robbie White

Nest 13 at POA 18 Mary Gnau, on her inaugural walk of 2016, found it and moved it back to a dune at POA 18. Mary was assisted by Cyndi & Wanda. 138 eggs in the ground.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 52.
 Inventoried 7/25 (9 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   37 un-hatched eggs
  101 empty shells
  139 total eggs 

  101/139= 73% hatch rate - 66% survival rate


Tuesday, May 31 from Robbie White

Nest 14 Merilyn S. found Nest 14 at Frippĺs new ôSouth Beachö [POA 32] at the very end of Tarpon. With assistance from Shelia, her 2 beautiful grandkids & Janie. We relocated to POA 19 and put 123 eggs in the ground. Robbie White shuttled supplies around. Cyndi, Wanda, Shelia, Robbie & Merilyn.

Nesting History - 2013 1 nest on Holden Beach, NC, / 2016 - Fripp Nest 14

Hatched on or about day 51.
 Inventoried 7/24 (2 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   17 un-hatched eggs
  106 empty shells
  124 total eggs 

  106/124= 85% hatch rate - 84% survival rate


Wednesday, June 01 from Marsha Priem

Nest 15 was found at POA 24 and moved between POA 20 and POA 21. This nest was close to the ocean so this smart Mama didn't travel far. There were 103 eggs and one taken for research. Also a couple of "Twin" eggs found. Thanks to Claire and Megan H. for their assistance. They are heading home and were of big help walking the beach and spotting tracks each morn. Tony N, Megan H, Marsha P, Sandra R, Jane M, Claire H, and Linda S.

Nesting History - NA

Hatched on or about day 51.
 Inventoried 7/25 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
     6 un-hatched eggs
   96 empty shells
 103 total eggs 

  96/103= 93% hatch rate - 93% survival rate


Friday, June 03 from Janie Lackman

Nest 16 South of POA 01. There was a distinct body pit with ghost crab activity. Cam quickly located the egg chamber and went for supplies with a ride from Renata.111 eggs were relocated to a dune just North of POA 02 with one taken for research.  Kathlyn G, Kathy H, Cam H, Debbie S, Maggie & Ami.  

Nesting History - NA

Hatched on or about day 55.
 Inventoried 7/31 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   37 un-hatched eggs
   74 empty shells
  112 total eggs 

  74/112= 66% hatch rate - 66% survival rate


Saturday, June 04 from Janie Lackman

Nest 17 midpoint between POA 20 and POA 21. Betsy and Kay worked on this nest with Crystal observing and the rest of the group continued the walk. Betsy located the nest on her second probe. 108 eggs were relocated to a dune in the same area with one egg taken for research. 

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 48.
 Inventoried 7/25 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   18 un-hatched eggs
   90 empty shells
  109 total eggs 

  90/109= 83% hatch rate - 83% survival rate


Saturday, June 04 from Janie Lackman

Nest 18 was located just South of POA 26. Sandy C quickly located the eggs. 138 eggs were relocated to a dune midpoint POA 20 and POA 21 with one taken for research. Betsy, Kay, Crystal & Pat. and our interns Jess, Nick & Eric.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 49.
 Inventoried 7/26 (0 dead hatchlings)

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

  105/139= 75% hatch rate - 75% survival rate


Sunday, June 05, from Rich Combes 

Nest 19 a bit south of POA 27. Mama had crawled under the stairs, moved a lot of wrack, and then nested right beside the stairs and adjacent rock revetment ľ see Jim Candeeĺs photos of crawl before we started probing. Jim found the nest on his first probe! Because the nest would have been over washed with tonightĺs high tide, we relocated the nest to a dune at POA 20. While Jim was removing the eggs, he found that Mama had dug the nest cavity just under the adjacent rocks. 124 eggs in the new nest, plus one taken for DNA sample. Rich Combes, Deb & Jim Candee, Kathy Haught,

Nesting History - NA

Hatched on or about day 52.
 Inventoried 7/30 (3 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   26 un-hatched eggs
  98 empty shells
 125 total eggs 

  98/125= 78% hatch rate - 76% survival rate


Sunday, June 05 from Janie Lackman

Nest 20 was located by Bob J midpoint POA 01 & POA 02. The ghost crabs had already been into the nest so there were 3 broken eggs. Bob found the nest quickly by following the ghost crab holes - no probing. Carlene, Bob and Lisa relocated 111 eggs to a dune in the same area. Kay S, Carlene R, Bob J, & Ellen.

Nesting History - NA

Hatched on or about day 53.
 Inventoried 7/31 (0 dead hatchlings)

      3 broken (1 egg taken for study)
     7 un-hatched eggs
  104 empty shells
  114 total eggs 

  104/114= 91% hatch rate - 91% survival rate


Sunday, June 05 from Janie Lackman

Nest 21 was located just North of POA 02. This was the case of the disappearing tracks. Clear entry and exit tracks but they disappeared in the soft sand on a dune. After quite a bit of probing, the nest was located by some uprooted vegetation. Nest was left in situ with one egg taken for research. Janie L, Bob J, Nelle P, Kay S, Carlene R,  and Lisa C,

Nesting History - NA

Hatched on or about day 51.
 Inventoried 7/29 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   38 un-hatched eggs
   87 empty shells
  126 total eggs 

   87/126= 69% hatch rate - 69% survival rate


Monday, June 06 from Janie Lackman

Nest 22 North of POA 02 in the low lying area just in front of Nest 21 from Sunday. The area was scattered with broken eggs from ghost crab depredation. Wanda M dug into the large ghost crab hole and quickly found the extremely shallow nest. Wanda and Bev moved the nest while Nancy dug the relocation nest. 103 eggs were relocated to a dune in the same area. 6 eggs were broken by ghost crabs. We used 2 of these for the research eggs. Bev M, Wanda M, Nancy A, Kay S & visitor Patti Pulliam.

Nesting History - NA

Hatched on or about day 50.
 Inventoried 7/29 (0 dead hatchlings)

     6 broken (2 egg taken for study)
   30 un-hatched eggs
   73 empty shells
  109 total eggs 

  73/109= 67% hatch rate - 67% survival rate


Monday, June 06 from Jessica Miller

Nest 23 between POA 22 and POA 23. Meghan Tait quickly found Nest 23 by following a ghost crab hole (no broken eggs!). We left this nest in situ and took one egg for DNA. Meghan is very excited to meet her turtle babies in a couple months.

Nesting History - 2011 - 3 Bay pt, 1 Pritchards / 2013 - 3 Bay Pt, 1 St Phillips / 2014 - 2 Bay Pt / 2016 - Fripp Nest 23

Hatched on or about day NA.
 Inventoried 8/15 (0 dead hatchlings)

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

   0/96= 0% hatch rate - 0% survival rate


Monday, June 06 from Jessica Miller

Nest 24 after only a few probes. The nest was quite shallow and in a spot that water obviously tends to collect. Meghan and I began digging up the nest for relocation while Turtle Master Betsy went for supplies. As we dug, we realized that the nest was shallow because there was a cave-in while the mama was laying. The bottom of the nest was VERY wet from water sitting there so recently. 109 eggs were relocated to a dune between POA 21 & POA 22 . Meghan took one egg for DNA. Thanks to Betsy for getting supplies, good luck, and being a great teacher.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 52.
Inventoried 7/31 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   18 un-hatched eggs
   91 empty shells
  110 total eggs 

  91/110= 83% hatch rate - 83% survival rate


Monday, June 06 from Janie Lackman

Nest 25 at POA 14. The turtle came in and walked all the way back to the dune line. She picked a great spot safe from tide. Kay S. quickly found the nest. It was left in situ with one egg taken for research. Wanda M, Bev B, Nancy A, & Kay S.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 50.
 Inventoried 7/29 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   57 un-hatched eggs
   87 empty shells
  145 total eggs 

  87/145= 60% hatch rate - 60% survival rate


Tuesday, June 07 from Janie Lackman

Nest 26 was located today just North of POA 15. This nest was the poster explanation for why we walk the high tide line - only her outgoing track was visible. It took a little investigation to follow the disappearing tracks but it looks like this mama had quite a walkabout in the mushy sand. She tried to nest in a wet area then went up on a dune and laid before continuing with her walkabout in the mucky sand. Katherine S. quickly located the eggs! This was her first time locating a nest - please join me in congratulating her. The nest was left in situ with one egg taken for research. Turtle Tuesday North Team Katherine S, Rich C, Liz V and Pete V.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 58.
 Inventoried 8/07 (1 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   41 un-hatched eggs
   61 empty shells
  103 total eggs 

  61/103= 59% hatch rate - 58% survival rate


Tuesday, June 07 from Liz Vreeland

Nest 27 Found quickly after 2 probes by Liz . Relocated back between POA 01 and POA 02 . 116 total eggs , 3 of which were broken (1 taken for DNA).  113 eggs in nest. Katherine & Liz.

Nesting History - NA

Hatched on or about day 52.
 Inventoried 8/01 (0 dead hatchlings)

      3 broken (1 egg taken for study)
   57 un-hatched eggs
   56 empty shells
  116 total eggs 

  56/116= 48% hatch rate - 48% survival rate


Thursday, June 09 from Cyndi White

Nest 28 At POA 02, 101 eggs were relocated to a dune north of POA 02, 4 were broken and 2 of these eggs were taken for research. This was Cyndi's first nest of the season. Cyndi W, Nick A., & Kathy D.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 52.
 Inventoried 8/03 (1 dead hatchlings)

     4 broken (2 egg taken for study)
   15 un-hatched eggs
   86 empty shells
 105 total eggs 

  86/105= 82% hatch rate - 81% survival rate


Friday, June 10 from Marsha Priem

Nest 29 Found between POA 24 and 25. 77 eggs found. one for research and 76 moved to POA 19. Kim's first nest probed by her.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 55.
 Inventoried 8/07 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   26 un-hatched eggs
   50 empty shells
   77 total eggs 

   50/77= 65% hatch rate - 65% survival rate


Friday, June 10 from Marsha Priem

Nest 30 Found between POA 24 and 25. 96 eggs found 4 broken and held for research and 92 relocated to POA 19. Tony N, Karen N, Pat S, Kim M, and Marsha P.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 53.
 Inventoried 8/05 (0 dead hatchlings)

      4 broken ( taken for study)
   18 un-hatched eggs
   74 empty shells
  96 total eggs 

  74/96= 77% hatch rate - 77% survival rate


Saturday, June 11 from Janie Lackman

Nest 31 On Wednesday, June 08 a turtle appear to lay in the exact same area as Nest 21. She took out one of the poles marking the nest and there was quite a bit of thrown sand and uprooted/buried vegetation. After probing the area again, our best guess is that if she laid it was so close to Nest 21 that we are not sure which is which since Nest 21 was an in situ nest. I notified DNR of this since it was such an interesting case. We were instructed to slowly dig up the area to confirm what we had. Tonight, Kim M and I went down to the area and slowly started to remove sand from the area. We found TWO nests. The original Nest 21 (Laid on Sunday June 5) is the Nest closest to the stake in the photo on the left side Approximately 3 inches directly behind Nest 21, is Nest 31. A sample egg was taken for research from Nest 31and the center of both Nests were marked. The Nest 31 stake was placed next to the Nest 21 stake. Special thanks to Kim for helping with this project.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 51..
 Inventoried 8/01 (0 dead hatchlings)

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

 105/117= 90% hatch rate - 90% survival rate


Saturday, June 11 from Jessica Miller

Nest 32 was found by myself at POA 04. Pat and I moved 109 eggs to POA 02 and took one for DNA. Eric O., Pat, and Lucky Beach and Jessica M.

Nesting History -áNA 

Hatched on or about day 49
 Inventoried 8/02 (1 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   55 un-hatched eggs
   54 empty shells
  110 total eggs 

  54/110= 49% hatch rate - 48% survival rate


Saturday, June 11 from Jessica Miller

Nest 33 was found by myself a little north of POA 03. Eric and Pat moved 117 eggs to POA 02 and took one for DNA.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 52.
 Inventoried 8/05 (1 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
     6 un-hatched eggs
  112 empty shells
  119 total eggs 

  112/119= 94% hatch rate - 93% survival rate


Saturday, June 11 from Jessica Miller

Nest 34 was found next by new turtler Eric south of POA 03. Michael and I moved 121 eggs to POA 02 and took one for DNA. Eric O., Jessica M.  and Michael B.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 52.
 Inventoried 8/05 (1 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   11 un-hatched eggs
  111 empty shells
 123 total eggs 

  111/123= 90% hatch rate - 89% survival rate


Saturday, June 11 from Betsy Koehler

Nest 35 has 114 eggs, 1 taken for research 113 relocated to POA 20.. Many thanks to Janieĺs Dad, Luke, and niece, Kaelin, for bringing our supplies, and to Jessica, who brought stake  35. Good job Sandy, Kay, Janie and Betsy

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 46.
 Inventoried 7/30 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   15 un-hatched eggs
   99 empty shells
  115 total eggs 

  99/115= 86% hatch rate - 86% survival rate


Saturday, June 11 from Betsy Koehler

Nest 36 Sandy found by bravely digging into a ghost crab hole! and relocated to POA 20. The new nest has 124 eggs, 1 taken for research.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 51.
 Inventoried 8/04 (1 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   32 un-hatched eggs
   92 empty shells
  125 total eggs 

  92/125= 74% hatch rate - 73% survival rate


Sunday, June 12 from Rich Combes

Nest 37 just north of POA 27. After a bit of probing by Jim & Rich, Kathy arrived and suggested another area to probe, and Jim found the nest right away. There were 128 eggs, all intact, moved to a new nest at POA 20, with 127 in the new nest and one taken for DNA sample. Thanks to Kathyĺs daughter Clair, who has helped before and takes excellent photos. Kathy & Clair Haught, Rich Combes and Deb & Jim Candee.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 49.
 Inventoried 8/04 (2 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   29 un-hatched eggs
   98 empty shells
  128 total eggs 

   98/128= 77% hatch rate - 75% survival rate


Sunday, June 12 from Janie Lackman

Nest 38 was located this morning just North of POA 03. 126 eggs were relocated to a safer area on a dune closer to POA 02. Lisa and Nelle moved the nest and noted that there were broken eggs throughout the nest 13 in total and that the eggs seemed to be thinner/ more fragile than normal. 2 of these broken eggs were used for research.
Bob J, Carlene R, Nelle P, Kay S & Lisa C.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 49.
 Inventoried 8/03 (0 dead hatchlings)

    13 broken (2 eggs taken for study)
    17 un-hatched eggs
  109 empty shells
  139 total eggs 

  109/139= 78% hatch rate - 78% survival rate


Tuesday,  June 14 from Janie Lackman

Nest 39 at POA 02. Katherine S. quickly located the eggs by following the nesting signs - ghost crab activity, thrown sand and uprooted vegetation. Since this is a low lying area, the Nest was relocated to a dune in the same area. 116 eggs were moved with one used for research. Katherine S, Sheila C, Kathy H and Janie L.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 47.
 Inventoried 8/03 (4 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   16 un-hatched eggs
  100 empty shells
  117 total eggs 

  100/117= 85% hatch rate - 82% survival rate


Tuesday,  June 14 from Cyndi White

Nest 40 was located by Mary, south of POA 24. We relocated it north of POA 22. 131 eggs are in the hole and 1 was taken for research. The nest [classic body pit] was about 6ö deeper than normal. Mary, Wanda, Calvin & Cyndi . Marilyn & Robbie

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 50.
 Inventoried 8/06 (0 dead hatchlings)

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

  121/132= 92% hatch rate - 92% survival rate


Wednesday, June 15 from Betsy Koehler

Nest 41 was found this morning just north of POA 08, and left in situ. Jessica W located the eggs after just a few probes. She was very excited as this was her first nest. Janie and others finished the walk and brought supplies. Congrats to Jessica! Jessica W, Laura M, Kim M, Anne O, Janie and Betsy K

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day ??.
 Inventoried 8/29 (0 dead hatchlings)

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

  132/2= 1% hatch rate - 1% survival rate


Thursday, June 16 from Janie Lackman

Nest 42 just North of POA 19. New turtler, Nelle quickly located the eggs. This was her 1st nest located by probing - congratulations, Nelle! The nest was wide and relatively shallow. 95 eggs were relocated to a dune in the same area with one egg taken for research. Special thanks to Robbie and Cyndi W for bringing us supplies. Merilyn S, Nelle P and Janie L and more.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 49.
 Inventoried 8/07 (0 dead hatchlings)

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

   92/96= 96% hatch rate - 96% survival rate


Friday, June 17 from Marsh Priem

Nest 43 found by visitors this AM between POA 17 and POA 18 beside a big ole log. We gathered to watch as 114 eggs were laid. 113 in the hole at POA 18.Took one for research. Kim M, Karen N, Marsha P, Tony N, and Pat S.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 55.
 Inventoried 8/14 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   21 un-hatched eggs
   92 empty shells
  114 total eggs 

  92/114= 81% hatch rate - 81% survival rate


Friday, June 17 from Janie Lackman

Nest 44 was located at POA 02. She came into the same general area as Nest 31 and Nest 21. Kathy H quickly located the eggs. The nest was left in situ with one egg taken for research.  Kathyln G, Kathy H, Cameron H, Debbie S. Visitor Susan S

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 51.
 Inventoried 8/10 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   36 un-hatched eggs
   65  empty shells
  102 total eggs 

  65/102= 64% hatch rate - 64% survival rate


Friday, June 17 from Janie Lackman

Nest 45 was located midpoint POA 06 & POA 07. It was left in situ with one egg taken for research. Kathyln G, Kathy H, Cameron H, Debbie S. Visitor Susan S

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 52.
 Inventoried 8/11 (0 dead hatchlings)

       0 broken 
      1 egg taken for study
    11 un-hatched eggs
  112 empty shells
  124 total eggs 

  112/124= 90% hatch rate - 90% survival rate


Saturday, June 18 from Janie Lackman

Nest 46 was located just North of POA 26. The crawl was beautiful with straight in/out tracks and a classic body pit. 149 eggs were relocated to a safer area North of POA 22 with one egg taken for research. Betsy K, Kay S, Sandy C and Janie L

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 53.
 Inventoried 8/13 (10 dead hatchlings)

       0 broken 
      1 egg taken for study
    29 un-hatched eggs
  120 empty shells
  150 total eggs 

  120/150= 80% hatch rate - 73% survival rate


Saturday, June 18 from Janie Lackman

Nest 47 was located just North of POA 28. The turtle had attempted to nest on the north side of some stairs and crawled through the stairs to nest on the south side. 138 eggs were relocated to a safer area just North of POA 22 with one egg taken for research. Betsy K, Kay S, Sandy C and Janie L 

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 53.
 Inventoried 8/13 (1 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
    15 un-hatched eggs
  123 empty shells
  139 total eggs 

  123/139= 88% hatch rate - 88% survival rate


Saturday, June 18 from Jessica Miller

Nest 48 was found a little north of POA 02. The mama turtle produced a classic body pit and it did not take long to find the nest by probing. We all agreed that the nest was just slightly too low, and we picked a spot just a little up the dune. Eric and I relocated the nest while Pat and Bruce finished the walk and Kathlyn talked to a number of interested beach walkers. 113 eggs were reburied and 1 was taken for DNA. Thanks to Pat for going to get all the supplies Pat B., Eric O., Jessica M., Kathlyn G. (subbing for Michael B.), and guest Bruce D.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 50.
 Inventoried 8/10 (1 dead hatchlings)

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

  104/114= 91% hatch rate - 90% survival rate


Monday, June 20 from Jessica Miller

Nest 49 was laid RIGHT in front of the Beach Hut by the Beach Club, an area with a ton of traffic and lights. Meghan T. quickly found the nest. She and I relocated 141 eggs to POA 19 and took one for research. Apparently we had only arrived a few minutes after the mama turtle got back to the water. Morning beach walkers were waiting on us and one guest, Vonnie, sent me pictures of the mama turtle. She and the other folks on the beach stayed far away and were very respectful of the turtle's space. 

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 51.
 Inventoried 8/13 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
  19 un-hatched eggs
 122 empty shells
 142 total eggs 

  122/142= 86% hatch rate - 86% survival rate


Monday, June 20 from Janie Lackman

Nest 50 was located this morning at POA 14. 122 eggs were moved to a dune in the same area with one egg taken for research. Kay S, Nancy A, Bev B, and Janie L.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 51.
 Inventoried 8/13 (3 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   63 un-hatched eggs
   59 empty shells
  123 total eggs 

   59/123= 48% hatch rate - 45% survival rate


Monday, June 20 from Jessica Miller

Nest 51 was found by Betsy at POA 24. She and Meghan relocated 130 eggs to the dunes between POA 21 and POA 22 .Thanks to Betsy for getting supplies, Janie for bringing additional supplies, Bruce for carrying and hammering things, and Vonnie for taking and sharing great pictures. Betsy K, Jessica M, & Meghan T.

Nesting History - NA

Hatched on or about day 48.
 Inventoried 8/10 (7 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
     5 un-hatched eggs
  125 empty shells
  131 total eggs 

  125/131= 95% hatch rate - 90% survival rate


Tuesday, June 21 from Janie Lackman

Nest 52 was located at POA 09. New turtler, Pete V stepped up to probe the area - no pressure since our new SC DNR contact Caitlyn was observing us today. Even so, Pete quickly located the nest. We left the nest in situ taking one egg for research. Katherine S, Liz V & Pete V - Sheila C. 

Nesting History - 2010- 1 Nest on Hilton Head, 1 Nest on Tybee / 2013 - 5 Nests on Fripp / 2013 - 5 Nests on Fripp, 1 on Edingsville / 2016 - Fripp Nests 6,25,52,76

Hatched on or about day 51.
 Inventoried 8/14 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   40 un-hatched eggs
   84 empty shells
  125 total eggs 

   84/125= 67% hatch rate - 67% survival rate


Tuesday, June 21 from Cyndi White

Nest 53 was found at POA 19 and move back onto a dune. 104 eggs were put in the hole and one taken for research. Calvin, Sheila, Cyndi & Robbie.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 50.
 Inventoried 8/13 (0 dead hatchlings)

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

  91/105= 87% hatch rate - 87% survival rate


Tuesday, June 21 from Cyndi White

Nest 54 North of POA 23 and was moved South of POA 21. There were four ôspacer eggsö, but larger spacers than normal. There was also an egg with a large, strangely shaped attachment on it, and another egg that was very long. 71 regular eggs plus 4 spacer eggs were placed in the hole and one egg taken for research. Sheila, Calvin, Merilyn & Robbie.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day ??
 Inventoried 9/04 (+72 days) (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   21 un-hatched eggs
   50 empty shells
   72 total eggs 

  50/72= 69% hatch rate - 69% survival rate


Wednesday, June 22 from Marsh Priem

Nest 55 found near POA 16 moved to POA 18, 121 eggs, 1 for research, 120 in hole. Jane, Marsha & Pat.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 50.
 Inventoried 8/14 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   23 un-hatched eggs
   97 empty shells
  121 total eggs 

  97/121= 80% hatch rate - 80% survival rate


Wednesday, June 22 from Marsh Priem

Nest 56 found near POA 21 moved North of POA 21, 88 eggs, 87 in hole, 1 for research. Jane & Visitors.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 50.
 Inventoried 8/14 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
    5 un-hatched eggs
  82 empty shells
  88 total eggs 

  82/88= 93% hatch rate - 93% survival rate


Wednesday, June 22 from Marsh Priem

Nest 57 found South of POA 21, moved back, 107 eggs, 1 for research, 106 in hole. Tony & Gina.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 47.
 Inventoried 8/11 (67 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   18 un-hatched eggs
   88 empty shells
 107 total eggs 

   88/107= 82% hatch rate - 20% survival rate


Wednesday, June 22 from Marsh Priem

Nest 58 found between POA 22 & POA 23, moved straight back, 104 eggs, 103 in hole, 1 for research.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 49.
 Inventoried 8/13 (0 dead hatchlings)

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

   94/104= 90% hatch rate - 90% survival rate


Friday, June 24 from Karen Natoli

Nest 59 was located Zone 2, between POA 22 and POA 23. 121 eggs were relocated to an area just north of POA 22. 1 egg taken for research, for a total of 122 eggs. Karen N, Pat S, Tony N, Marsha P & Kim M (A very nice family saw mama as she was nesting this morning, and were very respectful of her. They stayed around to watch the relocation, they were fascinated by the whole thing.)

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 51.
 Inventoried 8/17 (1 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   52 un-hatched eggs
   69 empty shells
  122 total eggs 

   69/122= 56% hatch rate - 56% survival rate


Friday, June 24 from Janie Lackman

Nest 60 was located by Debbie S at POA 01. 108 eggs were relocated to a dune midpoint POA 01 & POA 02. One egg was broken by a crab and used for research. Kathy H, Kathlyn G. & Debbie S.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 48.
 Inventoried 8/14 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   16 un-hatched eggs
   92 empty shells
  109 total eggs 

   92/109= 84% hatch rate - 84% survival rate


Friday, June 24 from Janie Lackman

Nest 61 was located by Kathy H at POA 02. 107 eggs were relocated to a dune in the same area with one taken for research.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 50.
 Inventoried 8/16 (2 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   18 un-hatched eggs
   89 empty shells
  107 total eggs 

   89/107= 83% hatch rate - 81% survival rate


Friday, June 24 from Janie Lackman

Nest 62 was located by Cameron H between POA 09 and 10 and left in situ with one egg taken for research.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 52.
 Inventoried 8/18 ( 4 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
     5 un-hatched eggs
  110 empty shells
  116 total eggs 

  110/116= 95% hatch rate - 91% survival rate


Friday, June 24 from Janie Lackman

Nest 63 was located at POA 10. 94 eggs were relocated to a dune at POA 12 with one egg taken for research. Great job by Kathlyn G digging all the relocation nests. Special thanks to Kim M for bringing us supplies. Kathlyn G, Cameron H, Janie L,

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 50.
 Inventoried 8/16 (2 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
    5 un-hatched eggs
   89 empty shells
   95 total eggs 

  89/95= 94% hatch rate - 92% survival rate


Saturday, June 25 from Jessica Miller

Nest 64 near POA 03. Eric found 119 eggs. 118 in the relocated nest and the boys took one for DNA. While Eric and Michael moved the nest into a higher, dryer dune near POA 02. Michael B., Eric O., and Jessica M. Thanks to Janie, Betsy, and Sandra for bring supplies to us.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 48.
 Inventoried 8/15 (5 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
     6 un-hatched eggs
  112 empty shells
  119 total eggs 

  112/119= 94% hatch rate - 90% survival rate


Sunday, June 26 from Janie Lackman

Nest 65 was located by Lisa C just North of POA 02. Turtle came into the same area as in situ Nests 21 & 31 - these are the two nests that are about 3 inches apart. It will be interesting to see if this is the same turtle as either of these nests. Nest 65 was left in situ with one egg taken for research. Nelle P, Kay S, Lisa C & Bob J.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 50.
 Inventoried 8/18 (2 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   15 un-hatched eggs
   87 empty shells
  103 total eggs 

   87/103= 84% hatch rate - 82% survival rate


Sunday, June 26 from Janie Lackman

Nest 66 was located at POA 02. 123 eggs were relocated to a dune in the same area with one egg taken for research. Bob J, Nellle P, Betsy R, Bailey, Lisa C & Kay S.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 50.
 Inventoried 8/18 (1 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
     3 un-hatched eggs
  120 empty shells
 124 total eggs 

  120/124 = 97% hatch rate - 96% survival rate


Sunday, June 26 from Rich Combes

Nest 67 between POA 24 & POA 25. Jim found Nest 67 quickly by digging and probing around a crab hole relocated 98 eggs to an area north of POA 22 and with one taken for DNA testing. Rich Combes, Kathy Haught, Deb & Jim Candee.

Nesting History - NA

Hatched on or about day 51.
 Inventoried 8/19 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   11 un-hatched eggs
   87  empty shells
   99 total eggs 

  87/99= 88% hatch rate - 88% survival rate


Sunday, June 26 from Rich Combes

Nest 68 Deb & Kathy probed for a while before Kathy found Nest 68 The two nests (67 and 68) were just yards apart. 129 eggs relocated to an area north of POA 22 with one taken for DNA testing. Rich Combes, Kathy Haught, Deb & Jim Candee

Nesting History - NA

Hatched on or about day 53.
 Inventoried 8/21 (0 dead hatchlings)

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

  121/130= 93% hatch rate - 93% survival rate


Monday, June 27 from Jessica Miller

Nest 69 was located on the south end by Stuart near POA 25. While Megan and I finished the walk, Betsy and Stuart probed and dug for a long time throughout the body pit. We knew there had to be a nest as there was a large difference in her incoming and outgoing track. We were about to give up when Stuart decided to dig underneath a pile of wrack, a spot none of us thought to even probe. Sure enough he found them!! He and I relocated 122 eggs to POA 21 (next to yesterdayĺs nests) and one was taken for research. Thanks to Betsy for getting supplies and Megan for digging the relocation hole and talking to guests. Meghan T. Stuart C., Betsy K & Jessica M.

Nesting History - NA

Hatched on or about day 50.
 Inventoried 8/19 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   11 un-hatched eggs
  111 empty shells
  123 total eggs 

  111/123= 90% hatch rate - 90% survival rate


Tuesday, June 28 from Janie Lackman

Nest 70 was located South of POA 25. 139 eggs were relocated to North of POA 22. Nest was extremely shallow and two broken eggs were found - it is not clear if these were broken by the mama turtle or crabs. Broken eggs were used for research. Mary G, Cameron H, Merilyn S, Calvin S, & Wanda M.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 51.
 Inventoried 8/21 (1 dead hatchlings)

      2 broken (eggs taken for study)
   12 un-hatched eggs
 127 empty shells
 141 total eggs 

  127/141= 90% hatch rate - 89% survival rate


Tuesday, June 28 from Janie Lackman

Nest 71 was located just North of POA 02. 104 eggs were relocated to a dune in the same area with one egg taken for research. Special thanks to Katherine S for getting the supplies today. Katherine S, Sheila C, Liz & Pete V. Visitors Stacey B ( Katherine's daughter) and Phil R. and Elizabeth R.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 48 .
 Inventoried 8/18 (0 dead hatchlings)

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

  77/105= 73% hatch rate - 73% survival rate


Wednesday, June 29 from Jane Marquart

Nest 72 was located at POA 25. It was a classic nest. Karen suggested where to probe and voila, there it was. Mama laid 129 eggs. Bev and Jane relocated 128 eggs to POA 22 and took one for research. Had several young girls with us while we dug the new nest. They were quite well-informed about the turtles but asked some really good questions.....(like why don't we wait until the turtles hatch to take a broken egg?) Always great to see young enthusiastic (future?) turtlers. Tony & Karen N, Bev B, and Jane M (and visitor Kim P who took the picture)

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 50.
 Inventoried 8/21 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
    18 un-hatched eggs
  110 empty shells
  129 total eggs 

  110/129= 85% hatch rate - 85% survival rate


Thursday, June 30 from Janie Lackman

Nest 73 was located at POA 16 near the 2nd CJF Villa boardwalk. Turtle appears to have come in and laid right away then had issues finding her way back to the ocean. Her track wound all the way down to POA 18. Nelle P found the eggs quickly and the team then finished the walk. Today, we were accompanied by several visitors including Stuart's daughter Shelby and young future turtlers - Connor, Carter and Matt (and their parents). Relocated to just N of POA 18. 99 eggs were moved with one taken for research. Special thanks to Nelle for getting supplies and providing a golf cart for a ride back from the end of Tarpon. Nelle P, Sandy C, Stuart C and Janie L.

Nesting History - NA

Hatched on or about day 47.
 Inventoried 8/19 (1 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
     5 un-hatched eggs
   94 empty shells
  100 total eggs 

   94/100= 94% hatch rate - 93% survival rate


Saturday, July 02 from Pat Beach

Nest 74 at POA 02, and moved the nest to a higher dune North of POA 02. The nest had 129 eggs, one taken for research and 128 eggs relocated. Eric and the South team brought supplies, Pat and Jessica opened the nest while Michael finished the walk, then Michael and Jessica re- buried the eggs in the new location. This was a very deep nest. Team of Eric O., Jessica M., Pat & Michael B. and the Lucky Dog. We had several people stop to watch the process.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 48.
 Inventoried 8/22 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   31 un-hatched eggs
   97 empty shells
  129 total eggs 

   97/129= 75% hatch rate - 75% survival rate


Sunday, July 03 from Rich Combes

Nest 75  Judy made a great return to the Sunday Zone 2 team by finding the mama turtle right after she finished laying nest 75, just south of POA 18. Deb joined Judy a few minutes later and Judy was able to get the attached photos of mama returning to the ocean. Deb & Judy probed for a few minutes before Judy found the nest, and Jim & Rich helped relocate 134 eggs back to a nearby dune, with one taken for DNA database. Two turtles on the beach for our walkers this morning ľ what a treat! Judy Dayner, Deb & Jim Candee, Rich Combes.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 48.
 Inventoried 8/23 (4 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   10 un-hatched eggs
  124 empty shells
  135 total eggs 

  124/135= 92% hatch rate - 89% survival rate


Sunday, July 03 from Janie Lackman

Nest 76 Just past POA 03, we found incoming tracks leading to a mama turtle just starting to dig her nest in a low spot right behind a dune. As she left the beach, we noticed that she had a tag on her left front flipper and we were able to get the tag number and her measurements before she headed back into the ocean. We should get some more data on her from the tag. Special thanks to Lisa C. for covering the rest of the walk and swimming out to pull a port-a-let door / side out of the ocean so it wouldn't be in mama's way. Also, thanks to Ashley, Kay's daughter for getting us supplies. 120 eggs were relocated to a dune just North of POA 02 with one egg taken for research. Great job by Kay S, Bob J, Lisa C, Nelle P. We also had Nelle's daughter Amanda walking with us today - it was her birthday so she may have brought the turtle luck today.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 47.
 Inventoried 8/22 (1 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   31 un-hatched eggs
  89 empty shells
 121 total eggs 

  89/121= 73% hatch rate - 73% survival rate


Tuesday, July 05 from Janie Lackman

Nest 77 at POA 12. This party mama turtle came ashore right as the fireworks started and nested. Katherine S and her daughter Stacey were there to watch and protect her from interruption. Katherine quickly found the eggs this morning by hand digging the area. The nest was left in situ with one egg taken for research. 

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 48.
 Inventoried 8/25 (0 dead hatchlings)

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

  100/104= 96% hatch rate - 96% survival rate


Tuesday, July 05 from Cyndi White

Nest 78 Wanda found this nest [of 141 eggs] north of POA 26.  139 eggs were put in the new hole at POA 20 and 2 eggs were taken for research. thanks Merilyn and Calvin for digging a new nest-a very deep one.  Mary Gnau, Merilyn and Calvin Smith, Wanda Martin, Robbie and Cyndi White

Nesting History - NA

Hatched on or about day 49.
 Inventoried 8/26 (2 dead hatchlings)

     2 broken (taken for study)
   11 un-hatched eggs
  128 empty shells
  141 total eggs 

  128/141= 91% hatch rate - 90% survival rate


Tuesday, July 05 from Janie Lackman

Nest 79 As we started the walk we saw tracks near POA 13, Liz and Pete probed the area. Pete quickly found Nest 79 and they relocated 94 eggs to a dune near POA 14 with one egg taken for research.

Nesting History - NA

Hatched on or about day 50.
 Inventoried 8/27 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   17 un-hatched eggs
   77 empty shells
   95 total eggs 

  77/95= 81% hatch rate - 81% survival rate


Tuesday, July 05 from Janie Lackman

Nest 80 was located just North of POA 03 by Rick K. 112 eggs were relocated to dune just North of POA 02 with one egg taken for research. 

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 48.
 Inventoried 8/25 (3 dead hatchlings)

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

  98/113= 87% hatch rate - 84% survival rate


Tuesday, July 05 from Janie Lackman

Nest 81 was located at POA 02 by Rick and Sheila. 96 eggs were relocated to a dune at N POA 02 with one egg taken for research. 

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 48.
 Inventoried 8/25 (2 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
    9 un-hatched eggs
  87 empty shells
  97 total eggs 

 87/97= 90% hatch rate - 88% survival rate


Tuesday, July 05 from Janie Lackman

Nest 82 was first thought to be a false crawl but after a little probing, the nest was located. 104 eggs were relocated to a dune at N. POA 02 with one egg taken for research. Rick K, Sheila C, Katherine S, Pete & Liz V, Janie & visitors.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 47.
 Inventoried 8/24 (0 dead hatchlings)

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

  100/105= 95% hatch rate - 95% survival rate


Thursday, July 07 from Cyndi White

Nest 83 was relocated from north of POA 05 to north of POA 02. 133 eggs were placed in the nest with another one taken for research.

Nesting History - NA

Hatched on or about day 45.
 Inventoried 8/24 (1 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   20 un-hatched eggs
  113 empty shells
 134 total eggs 

  113/134= 84% hatch rate - 84% survival rate


Thursday, July 07 from Janie Lackman

Nest 84 was located this morning just South of POA 24 and left in situ with one egg taken for research. Rick found the nest quickly with his family watching. Special thanks to Margit for getting the supplies and Victoria for providing us with wonderful photography from this morning. We certainly enjoyed having Victoria, Fritz, Maddie, Grace and Libby joining us on patrol this morning. Rick K, Merilyn S, Margit R, Nelle P and Janie.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 50.
 Inventoried 8/29 (0 dead hatchlings)

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

  101/107= 94% hatch rate - 94% survival rate


Thursday, July 07 from Cyndi White

Nest 85 was left in situ at POA 02.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 47.
 Inventoried 8/26 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   60 un-hatched eggs
   42 empty shells
  103 total eggs 

  42/103= 41% hatch rate - 41% survival rate


Thursday, July 07 from Cyndi White

Nest 86 was left in situ at POA 02. Robbie found both of these nests. Nick, Cyndi,  Robbie, Kathy, Judy and Nelle.

Nesting History - NA

Hatched on or about day 46.
 Inventoried 8/25 (0 dead hatchlings)

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

   92/105n= 88% hatch rate - 88% survival rate


Thursday, July 07 from Cyndi White

Nest 87 was found north of POA 02 and moved back to a dune. 113 eggs were placed in the nest with another one taken for research. Cyndi found both of the nests that had to be moved. Robbie, Cyndi, Kathy and Nelle.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 48.
 Inventoried 8/27 (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


Friday, July 08 from Karen Natoli

Nest 88 found in zone 2, by Kim M. just south of POA 24. 110 eggs were relocated to POA 22. 1 taken for research - Total of 111 eggs. Karen N., Kim M., Sandra R., Tony N. and Dot Wilson who walked with us and was thrilled to see the nesting activity.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 49.
 Inventoried 8/29 (3 dead hatchlings)

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

  108/111 = 97% hatch rate - 95% survival rate


Saturday, July 09 from Janie Lackman

Nest 89 was located today midpoint POA 26 and POA 27. 139 eggs were relocated to South of POA 21 with one taken for research. Special thanks to Betsy for getting all the supplies. Kay S, Sandy C, Betsy K & Janie Visitors Nathan, Maddie , JD and Amelia. Nathan, Maddie & JD had a lemonade stand over the July 4th holiday and raised money for the Turtle Program. Thank you so much for your support.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 48.
 Inventoried 8/29 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   31 un-hatched eggs
108 empty shells
140 total eggs 

 108/140= 77% hatch rate - 77% survival rate


Sunday, July 10 from Janie Lackman

Nest 90 was located at Rock Beauty Beach Access (POA 15). Kay S. quickly located the eggs. 127 eggs were relocated to a dune just south of POA 14 with one egg taken for research. Bob J, Nelle P, Lisa C, Kay S.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 48.
 Inventoried 8/30 (2 dead hatchlings)

       0 broken 
      1 egg taken for study
    18 un-hatched eggs
  109 empty shells
  128 total eggs 

  109/128= 85% hatch rate - 84% survival rate


Sunday, July 10 from Janie Lackman 

Nest 91 was located Midpoint POA 01 & POA 02. This poor turtle came in and laid right away and appears to have been followed or chased all over the beach following nesting. Nelle P. quickly found the eggs by digging out a ghost crab hole. The crabs had broken 3 eggs - we used two of these shells for research. 105 eggs were relocated to a dune directly back from this area.

Nesting History - NA

Hatched on or about day 47.
 Inventoried 8/29 (0 dead hatchlings)

     3 broken eggs (2 taken for study)
   36 un-hatched eggs
   69 empty shells
 108 total eggs 

   69/108= 64% hatch rate - 64% survival rate


Sunday, July 10 from Janie Lackman 

Nest 92 was located North of POA 03. Bob J. quickly found the eggs. 122 eggs were relocated to a dune midpoint POA 01 & POA 02. with one egg taken for research. Lisa C, Nelle P, Bob J, Janie L, Kay S & Maddie.

Nesting History -áNA 

Hatched on or about day 47.
 Inventoried 8/29 (2 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   16  un-hatched eggs
  106 empty shells
  123 total eggs 

  106/123= 86% hatch rate - 84% survival rate


Sunday, July 10 from Janie Lackman

Nest 93 was located by Lisa C. just North of POA 02. 114 eggs were relocated to a dune midpoint POA 01 & POA 02 with one egg taken for research. Special thanks to Wanda for helping with supplies and then Jim & Karen Wolbrink for getting MORE supplies. Also to Clint Henderson for giving us a lift back to Rock Beauty to finish Nest 90. And last but not least to Kay's grand Maddie for tagging along with us today - she was a BIG help. I really think we have a future turtler on our hands :) Lisa C, Bob J, Nelle P, Kay S.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 46.
 Inventoried 8/28 (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


Monday, July 11 from Jessica Miller

Nest 94 south of POA 26. There was a broken egg within the obvious body pit, and 2 broken eggs in the nest. They relocated 139 eggs to a safer area between POA 21 and POA 22; one broken egg taken for research. Another interesting note is that the mama turtle laid so close to the rocks that she had to dig around one, creating a very diagonal nest Betsy K, Meghan T, Judy D. and Jessica M,

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 51.
 Inventoried 9/3 (1 dead hatchling)

     3 broken eggs (1 taken for study) 
   17 un-hatched eggs
  122 empty shells
  142 total eggs 

  122/142= 86% hatch rate - 85% survival rate


Monday, July 11 from Janie Lackman

Nest 95 was located just South of POA 09 and left in situ with one egg taken for research. The tracks disappeared into the blown sand so there were minimal field signs. We were able to see a small area that had some uprooted vegetation and located the nest in this area. It was a very deep nest. Nancy A, Bev B, Wanda M, Kay S. and Janie L.

Nesting History -áNA

Lost during  storm of 9/03.


Monday, July 11 from Janie Lackman

Nest 96 was located midpoint POA 01 & POA 02. Wanda M. located the nest. 133 eggs were relocated to a dune in the same area with one egg taken for research. Nancy A, Bev B, Wanda M, Kay S. and Janie L.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 48.
 Inventoried 8/31 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   18 un-hatched eggs
  115 empty shells
  134 total eggs 

 
115/134= 86% hatch rate - 86% survival rate


Tuesday, July 12 from Janie Lackman

Nest 97 was located mid point POA 01 & POA 02. The nest was located by Katherine S. Katherine & Rick relocated 101 eggs to the dunes in the same area with one egg taken for research. Rick K, Katherine S, Liz & Pete V 

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 48.
 Inventoried 9/01 (3 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
    7 un-hatched eggs
   94 empty shells
 102 total eggs 

  94/102= 92% hatch rate - 86% survival rate


Tuesday, July 12 from Janie Lackman

Nest 98 was located north of POA 02. Pete V located the nest. Pete and Liz relocated 98 eggs to a dune in the same area with one egg taken for research. Special thanks to Kathy D and Robbie W for bringing us supplies this morning. Rick K, Katherine S, Liz & Pete V, Clint & Ellen H. and Kathy D's nephew.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 51.
 Inventoried 9/04 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   19 un-hatched eggs
   79 empty shells
  99 total eggs 

  79/80= 80% hatch rate - 80% survival rate


Wednesday, July 13 from Linda Sigafoos

Nest 99 with 92 eggs was located at POA 21.  91 eggs relocated just behind where it was found and put with Nest 88. 1 egg taken for research. Jane probed, and Tony, assisted. Linda, Gina, Jane, Karen, Sandra

Nesting History - NA

Hatched on or about day 53.
 Inventoried 9/07 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   30 un-hatched eggs
   61 empty shells
   92 total eggs 

  61/92= 66% hatch rate - 66% survival rate


Friday, July 15 from Judy Dayner

Nest 100 was located next to the rocks just north of POA 01. We located 130 eggs to a dune at POA 02. We took one egg for research.  Laura M, Pat B, Judy D, and Cyndi W. 

Nesting History - NA

 Hatched on or about day 49 .
 Inventoried 9/05 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   46 un-hatched eggs
   84 empty shells
  131 total eggs 

  84/131= 64% hatch rate - 64% survival rate


Friday, July 15 from Judy Dayner

Nest 101 was found just north of POA 02. Six broken eggs were in the nest; we moved the remaining 123 eggs to a dune further from the beach just north of POA 2. We took one egg for DNA research.  Pat B, Kathy H, Cyndi W, and Laura M.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 48.
 Inventoried 9/04 (4 dead hatchlings)

     6 broken (1 egg taken for study)
   32 un-hatched eggs
   91empty shells
 129 total eggs 

   91/129= 70% hatch rate - 67 % survival rate


Saturday, July 16 from Jessica Miller

Nest 102 near POA 05 just above the high tide line. Michael and I relocated the eggs while Eric finished the walk and Pat and Bruce dug the new hole near the other nests near POA 02. We had lots of guests watch the process and they learned a lot!! Definitely future turtlers... they were drawing turtles in the sand while we were waiting on supplies! The crawl, body pit, and nest shape were all very normal however the eggs were very interesting. There were only 43 "good" eggs in the nest, with 3 small spacer eggs. A few eggs were connected to each other via a string of shell material, and the attachments must have made the eggs tear during laying. Michael took one of these for the DNA egg and the others were buried away from other nests. A couple other eggs were shaped very odd, but were somewhat normal sized and weren't torn so we left them in the new nest as part of the 43. Michael, Pat, and Lucky B., Jessica M., Eric O., and guest Bruce D. HUGE Thank you to Jim and Karen Wolbrink who brought us supplies.

Nesting History - NA

Hatched on or about day 44.
 Inventoried 9/18 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   40 un-hatched eggs
     2 empty shells
  43 total eggs 

  2/43= 4% hatch rate - 4% survival rate


Monday,  July 18 from Janie Lackman

Nest 103 was located this morning just South of POA 08. Bev B located the nest by digging out a crab hole in the area. 110 eggs were relocated to just South of POA 05 with one egg taken for research. Bev B, Nancy A, Kay S, Wanda M and Stuart C.

Nesting History - NA

Hatched on or about day 48.
 Inventoried 9/07 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   19 un-hatched eggs
   91 empty shells
 111 total eggs 

  91/111= 82% hatch rate - 82% survival rate


Tuesday,  July 19 from Janie Lackman

Nest 104 - just North of POA 15 ( Rock Beauty Beach Access).  It was a classic body pit.  Liz V. quickly located the nest and 94 eggs were relocated to the Dunes at POA 14.

Nesting History -áNA Hatched on or about day 47.
 Inventoried 9/07 (0 dead hatchlings)

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

  78/ 95= 82% hatch rate - 82% survival rate


Tuesday,  July 19 from Judy Dayner

Nest 105 at POA 26. The turtle left clear tracks and a well defined body pit. Mary G probed and quickly located the eggs. We moved 94 eggs to a dune north of POA 22. We took one egg for research. Mary G, Wanda M, Merilyn S, Cal S and Judy D. The Smith's granddaughter and the 2 young men that helped. 

Nesting History - NA

Hatched on or about day 52.
 Inventoried 9/12 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   65 un-hatched eggs
   29 empty shells
   95 total eggs 

  29/95= 30% hatch rate - 30% survival rate


Tuesday,  July 19 from Janie Lackman

Nest 106 - Katherine and Rick found tracks and a body pit just North of POA 03.  There was a small spacer egg on the surface so we knew there would be a nest.  After extensive probing, we decided to take off a layer of sand and quickly found some buried vegetation that led to Nest 106.  The nest was about standard depth but only contained 42 eggs.  One of these was a double egg.  There were also an additional 4 spacer eggs in the nest.  41 eggs were relocated to a dune just North of POA 02 with one egg taken for research. Sheila C, Rick K, Katherine S, Liz and Pete V.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 49.
 Inventoried 9/09 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   15 un-hatched eggs
  26  empty shells
  42 total eggs 

  26/42= 62% hatch rate - 62% survival rate


Wednesday,  July 20 from Janie Lackman

Nest 107 was located at POA 13. Turtle had started to nest in one area and abandoned that attempt leaving an empty hole but the second area had a good amount of thrown sand and uprooted vegetation. Congratulations to new turtler Jessica W. on probing to find the nest! It was left in situ with one egg taken for research.    Kim M, Jessica W, Betsy K. and Laura M.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 49.
 Inventoried 9/10 (2 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   29 un-hatched eggs
   94 empty shells
  124 total eggs 

  94/124= 76% hatch rate - 74% survival rate


Thursday,  July 21 from Janie Lackman

Nest 108 Midpoint POA 17 & POA 18. Linda S quickly located the nest. 88 eggs were relocated to a dune closer to POA 18. 3 eggs were broken and one of these was used for research. Rick K, Nelle P, Merilyn S, Linda S. & Dave Muska - a naturalist visiting from NY.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 52.
 Inventoried 9/14 (0 dead hatchlings)

     3 broken (3 eggs taken for study)
   28 un-hatched eggs
   60 empty shells
  91 total eggs 

  60/91= 66% hatch rate - 66% survival rate


Friday,  July 22

Nest 109 was located this morning just North of POA 04 by Kathy H. 99 eggs were relocated directly back to the dunes with one egg taken for research. Debbie S, Kathy & Cameron H.

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 48.
 Inventoried 9/11 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   34 un-hatched eggs
   65 empty shells
  100 total eggs 

   65/100= 65% hatch rate - 65% survival rate


Sunday,  July 24 from Janie Lackman

Nest 110 was located this morning at POA 02. 105 eggs were relocated to dune in the same area with one egg taken for research. Bob J, Lisa C, Kay S, Nelle P

Nesting History -áNA

Hatched on or about day 47.
 Inventoried 9/12 (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   10 un-hatched eggs
   95 empty shells
  106 total eggs 

  95/106= 90% hatch rate - 90% survival rate


Monday,  July 25 Janie Lackman

Nest 111 just North of POA 15. New turtler, Stuart C, quickly located the eggs. 67 eggs were relocated to dune at POA 14 with one egg taken for research. Nancy A, Lisa C, Stuart C, Kay S, Wanda M

Nesting History -áNA

Nest Lost during a storm.
      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   68 un-hatched eggs
    0 empty shells
  68 total eggs 

  0/68= 0% hatch rate - 0% survival rate


Tuesday,  July 26 from Jessica Miller

Nest 112 at POA 18 by probe, and Meghan and I relocated 130 eggs to a higher spot in the same area and took 1 egg for DNA.

Nesting History - NA

Hatched on or about day 49.
 Inventoried 9/15 (4 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     1 egg taken for study
   23 un-hatched eggs
  107 empty shells
 131 total eggs 

  107/131= 82% hatch rate - 79% survival rate


Tuesday,  July 26 from Jessica Miller

Nest 113 ...watching mama make it back to the ocean! Her incoming tracks were absent below the high tide line, so we think she had been on the beach for at least 8 hours. Quite a crowd gathered and everyone was amazed and felt very lucky!! Mama turtle eventually made it and everyone applauded. Betsy was the one to take the initiative to stop looking at the turtle and start finding the nest, and she quickly did! Judy and Betsy relocated the nest while Meghan finished the walk and Stuart helped the ladies carry the eggs to POA 18. 104 eggs were relocated and 1 was taken for research . Judy D., Betsy K., Meghan T., Stuart C., Jessica M., and Rick K. for bringing additional supplies.

Nesting History - NA

Hatched on or about day 49.
 Inventoried 9/15 (0 dead hatchlings)

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

   74/105= 70% hatch rate - 70% survival rate


Tuesday,  July 26 from Janie Lackman

Nest 114 at POA 04. 127 eggs were relocated to a dune just South of POA 03 with one egg taken for research. Katherine S, Samantha. Liz V Rick K, and Pete V.

Nesting History - NA

Nest Lost during a storm.

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

  0/129= 0% hatch rate - 0% survival rate


Tuesday,  July 26 from Judy Dayner

Nest 115 today near the rocks north of POA 27. Mama turtle spent a long time moving along the rocks, so we probed for quite a while. Wanda finally located the eggs which we relocated to a dune north of POA 19. We put 119 eggs in the hole and took one for research; one egg was broken in the middle of the original nest. Robbie W, Mary G, Wanda M,  Cyndi W, and Judy D. Thanks to helper Rebecca for walking with us.

Nesting History - NA

Hatched on or about day 49.
 Inventoried 9/16 (0 dead hatchlings)

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

  102/120= 85% hatch rate - 85% survival rate


Saturday, July 30 from Michael Beach

 Nest 116 a wild nest near the tide line south of POA 2. This may have been from a crawl in this area where we couldnĺt find a nest back on June 11. I was alerted to the nest by broken egg shells on the surface, looked like 3 turtles had hatched. After digging around a bit, located an unhatched egg at the top of the nest and covered it back over. This is so close to the tide line that Iĺm concerned it may have gotten washed over, but it does appear some did hatch from the shells. Nick, Pat, Lucky Dog, Michael, and Jessica,

Nesting History - NA

Hatched on or about day ??.
 Inventoried 9/8  (0 dead hatchlings)

      0 broken 
     0 egg taken for study
   63 un-hatched eggs
   16 empty shells
  79 total eggs 

  16/79= 20% hatch rate - 20% survival rate


Saturday, July 30 from Janie Lackman

Nest 117 a wild nest located by Karen Natoli on July 24th. 64 blacks eggs were found at the very south end of the beach - the new beach at the end of Tarpon. We think that this was our May 21st False Crawl/Possible nest that we marked with a question mark stake until it was over washed and standing in water. Total loss, discovered 64 unhatched eggs


Summary for 2016


Turtle Nest Recap
  2000 to 2016