DEB01 relocated dated 5/13 located south WW#4
Turtle Talk: Paula
Team: Beth, Maribeth, Donna, Pat S., Bob B.
Hatch success: 36%
This large nest of 155 eggs had 17 crushed by female as she filled chamber and eggs spilled out when she laid the nest. Cleaning eggs is difficult with this many broken and the yolk sets up negative environment for incubation. No live hatchlings to release.
DEB02 natural dated 5/17 located south WW#5
Turtle Talk: Walter
Team: Carolyn, Duane, Mark, Buffie
Hatch success: 76%
This nest had one live turtle hatching out of it’s shell as it was transferred from nest to bucket. The crowd of about 75 enjoyed the release of this tiny, light-colored turtle and named it Shelley!