Karen Sewell, & Betsy, Chris & Sarah Quinn (and friends) reported a crawl just past the Yellow House near Boardwalk 6. Sandy MacCoss and Terry Fansler responded to probe the area. Terry found our 12th nest! Since the eggs were laid below the high tide line, 70 eggs were relocated. The 71st egg was used for DNA research. The new nest is now located just south of the 4th house from the Club. The finer mesh screen was also installed to keep the raccoons at bay.
Unfortunately, Terry and Sandy's work was not done. About the time they got back from the nest, we received a report of a stranded turtle between boardwalks 2 & 3. So they headed out again. Bill & Pat Greubel also responded. They found a dead Kemp's Ridley sea turtle that had obviously gotten tangled in some kind of netting (see photo). Bill completed the Stranding Report for the DNR and they buried the carcass in the dunes.