Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Inventory Briarcliffe Nest #5
Briarcliffe Nest #5 was an in situ nest, mother chose to go up on the dune and lay this nest in a great spot. 1 egg taken for DNA, egg cavity quickly closed and protected.
51 days later, hatchlings emerge.
Inventory is conducted 4 days later.
One lone hatchling is found in the egg chamber,
released on the beach to begin it's jounrey
Soon, only tracks are left
Nest laid on July 8
Hatchlings emerge on August 28, 51 days later
83 hatched shells
8 whole eggs, collapsed and discolored
0 dead hatchlings
1 live hatchling
91.2% hatchling success rate
Posted by NMB Sea Turtle Patrol at 10:23 AM