Tonight was the much-anticipated inventory of the green nest, DEB14 Natural 6/5 just south WW#2. To be totally fair, we drew names out of the bucket for the “Green Team” that would do the inventory. As it worked out, Chelsey dug out the chamber, Kathy S. and Duane did the counting/sorting. Bill had studied up on greens and educated our largest crowd yet!
This was a very deep nest as greens’ nests are because their flippers are so much longer (see photo of Chelsey in chamber). It was also a huge nest with a total nest count of 155! The average clutch count for a green is 110. The hatch success was an impressive 92%. The major hatch of this nest on Wednesday must have been quite a sight!
Since we didn’t have a live hatchling, we have attached a photo of a green from a 2017 nest. You can see the difference between greens and loggerheads.