North: Buffie and Mark were joined by Mitzi this morning. They had 2 crawls, one near #6mm in Ocean Park and one north #8mm. Buffie has not had a nest this season so she headed to #8mm to work on her proficiency. It didn’t take her long to prove she still “had it”! Mark and Mitzi took the other crawl and noticed odd tracks on the right side of the crawl. The turtle has some kind of right front flipper issue (like a double impression on the right side) and has also crawled on Pawleys. After Mitzi did some studying and probing, she and Mark called it a false crawl.
DEB20 Natural north #8mm
DEBFC10 south #6mm (Ocean Park)
Middle: Our friend Gimpy has returned to DEB! Walter gave Debbie a lesson in spotting the crawl of this amazing 3 flippered turtle. This is her 2nd round of nesting this season. So far this time she has tried 7x on North Island. Today is her 8th here.
DEBFC11 south WW#3
Hobcaw: Steven found a U turn loop false crawl low on the beach mid-Ocean Green. He walked on to find another crawl with very clear Vs that had nest potential south #6mm. The turtle crawled up high into the grass area and Steven located the chamber in just a few probes!
HOB09 Natural south #6mm
DEB 20 HOB 9 SCUTE 77 SC 2804