Our GREEN dream came true with one live hatchling retrieved out of a chamber that seemed to go to China (30+ in. deep)! We gathered at WW#5 to inventory DEB45 and drew names to see who would be the team to dig out the nest. As Bill imparted his green sea turtle knowledge to a good size crowd, Lori dug with Pat St. and Donna S. counting/sorting. When Lori, laying prone, could dig no deeper, Michael stepped in to lend a longer arm. The chamber, which kept caving in, was difficult to locate so Bill gave it a try. Eventually, they struck eggs and began bringing out the nest contents. Lori found a lone hatchling in the side of the chamber and our hopes of seeing a green were realized! After a thorough examination, the turtle was put in the bucket for all to see. Though with a slightly misshapen carapace, the hatchling made its way to the ocean and was swallowed up by the incoming tide. This nest had a great 92% hatch success!
- Post Author:Betsy Brabson
- Post published:September 26, 2022