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Sunday, October 1, 2023

Inventory results on protected Loggerhead Sea Turtle Nest #8

 This Nest incubated for 51 Days, the mother laid 141 eggs and one was used DNA studies.  140 eggs were in this nest.

A few pictures of the Beautiful Sea Turtle Hatchling tracks after the major emergence. 


After the specified number of days after the major emergence the inventory will now be done.  NMB STP Volunteers are excited to see the outcome of this Endangered Sea Turtle Nest.  They love sharing the information with all that come to the inventory.  Many coming to the inventory leave with a new appreciation of the endangered Sea Turtle species and how we all can help. This will stay with them long after they leave the beach. 4 live hatchlings were found deep in the nest that had not been able to make it out on their own.


The eggshells are separated and counted to determine the inventory results of this nest.

The 4 Hatchlings that were found in the nest are released on the beach to make their way on their own. There will be many challenges for them as they begin their journey into the Sea.  It is thought that only 1 in 1000 will actually make it to adulthood.  

And they are on their way

85.7% hatch success rate of relocated eggs

140 eggs
120 hatched eggs
17 whole eggs
3 pipped eggs
4 live hatchlings
2 dead hatchlings

All Sea Turtles are Endangered, they are Federally and State protected.  Special guidelines, training and permits are required to work with Sea Turtles, Nest, Hatchlings and Strandings

If you encounter a Sea Turtle or Hatchling in NMB or Briarcliffe areas please call the NMB STP Hotline.




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