We always hope nesting will end by Aug. 15 because later nests take longer to incubate as days are shorter/nights cooler going into fall. But…there was a nest on Hobcaw today!
North: Bob B. had this report:
DEB28 natural 6/16 north #14mm Hatch success: 37.4% very deep with lots of roots
DEB31 natural 6/17 north #16mm Hatch success: 89.2% with 6 hatchlings released!
Middle: Pat, Marie & John had this report:
Inventory at 6:00 p.m.:DEB39 relocated 6/26 north WW#6 crab holes this morning * Please check the website at 5:00 p.m. for inventory status!
Hobcaw: Bill had 2 false crawls and a nest! He believes the 3 crawls were all by the same large turtle:
HOBFC48 north #1mm left open chamber
HOBFC49 north #6mm U-turn
HOB68 natural north #6mm
DEB 63 HOB 68 SCUTE 354 SC 8596