8/11 6:00 pm DEB20 Natural 6/13 10 yds. north #8mm
Pat St. was the Inventory Captain and sent this report: It was a very successful inventory of DEB20 before an enthusiastic audience of 20+ adults and children. Bob spoke to the inquisitive crowd as Judy M. dug and Donna S. and Jean counted and sorted. Kathy S. served as a photographer. The 2 live hatchlings were not the most fit, but determined! Donna carried one hatchling out past the first breakers. A very good nest at 92% hatch success!
This morning, volunteers trekked down Hobcaw Beach to do the nest inventory of our beloved Gimpy, the 3 flippered loggerhead. She has been visiting our beaches for 25+ years. With no left rear flipper, she has difficulty digging her egg chamber deep enough. Gimpy did, however, manage to nest on 6-14-22. Volunteers found 14 hatchlings still in the chamber and put them on the beach to crawl to the ocean. The nest had a very good 92% hatch success! Watch video: https://youtube.com/shorts/a3ZqREt1WiI?feature=share