Inventory of Nests 42, 48 & 51

Nests 42 and 51 were inventoried on 8/21. The nests were being evaluated for hard sand and reports of dead hatchlings when it became clear that the nests had hatched. Nest 48 was inventoried today. Nest 55 was scheduled to inventoried today but when the nest was opened it became clear that it wasin the process of hatching so the nest was closed back up and will be inventoried on Friday..

Nest #42 was found by Norm Powers. The nest had 126 eggs. The discrepancy between eggs relocated and eggs found in the nest was due to crab predation. 

Shells                                   64              

Unhatched eggs                   31               

Dead hatchlings                     0

Live hatchlings                       0

Total live                                64

Hatch success                   50.3%

Emergence success          50.3%

Nest #51 was found by Jo & Jim Eisenhauer, Richard Glasgow & Judy Morr.. The nest had 98 eggs and hatched in 50 days.

Shells                                    89                

Unhatched eggs                      7                

Dead hatchlings                      8

Live hatchlings                        0

Total live                                81

Hatch success                   89.8%

Emergence success          81.8%

Nest #48 was found by Pam Salvestrini, Ruby Jenkins & Mary VanDuesen.. The nest had 93 eggs and hatched in 53 days.

Shells                                    86               

Unhatched eggs                     7                

Dead hatchlings                      0

Live hatchlings                        0

Total live                                86

Hatch success                   91.4%

Emergence success          91.4%

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Nest 70!

We have nest #70!!. Yesterday's zone 3 Walker, Cathrine Scully reported what was potentially a wild nest between boardwalks 2 & 3.. Bill Nelson checked out the area today and found the nest. It was in the process of hatching so we'll inventory the nest in a few days. The exact area was marked as a false crawl on June 22nd so we're sure that's when it was laid. The crawl on 6/22 was found by Norm Powers.

At 70 nests we have the 4th highest number of nests in our recorded history!

         Cathrine Scully

         Cathrine Scully

Inventory Report - Nests 44 & 45

Nest #44 was found by Anne Snelgrove, Gayle Evans & Barb Hanson. The nest had 150 eggs and hatched in 54 days 

Shells                                 139               

Unhatched eggs                   11               

Dead hatchlings                     3

Live hatchlings                        7

Total live                              136

Hatch success                  92.0%

Emergence success          85.4%

Nest #45 was found by Anne Snelgrove, Gayle Evans & Barb Hanson.. The nest had 152 eggs and hatched in 54 days.

Shells                              144                

Unhatched eggs                 8                 

Dead hatchlings                  3

Live hatchlings                    5

Total live                           141

Hatch success               94.1%

Emergence success      88.8%

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