The first nest to hatch in SC was the 4/26 Kemps ridley nest at Hilton Head Island! First emergence was yesterday at 62 days. Earlier nests incubate longer because temperatures are less stable.
North: Judy K. had 2 false crawls very close together. It is evident that this is the same turtle by a line up the middle of the crawl, likely a barnacle on her plastron:
DEBFC15 190 yds. south #10mm
DEBFC16 25 yds. south #10mm
Hobcaw: Bill was joined by Buffie and Mark and they had one crawl north #1mm. They both probed with Mark finding a soft spot and Buffie confirming. Mark dug and retrieved an egg…yahoo! Bill said they are both getting the feel for locating chambers:)
HOB44 natural north #1mm
DEB 39 HOB 44 SCUTE 214 SC 5389