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Monday, June 23, 2014

Briarcliffe Nest #1

Cherie was barely on the beach this morning when she spied the crawl and neat body pit.  Call went out quickly for reinforcements.  Nest was laid just below the spring high tide line so decision was made to relocate the nest back, further up the in the dunes.  108 eggs, 107 moved to their new home, one taken for DNA study.

Neat body pit with incoming and outgoing crawls

YES....we have eggs 

Eggs are move out of the cavity, carefully, one at a time

Processing DNA egg, yolk is discarded into the water, shell is kept for the study

Moving eggs into new egg cavity

Judy filling in the old egg cavity

Ropes go up....Briarcliffe Nest #1 is in the books

Thank you Cherie, Cindy, Judy C, Rob and Sam, the turtle man!

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