Nesting Response Team Nest #6

Nesting Response Team Nest #6

Our ATV rider called from the Ocean Sands section of Corolla to report turtle crawl.  When KC looked at the photos, she declared, “There must be eggs with a body pit that big!”

Nest #6 - Highly pronounced body pit.

Nest #6 – Highly pronounced body pit.

Nesting responders dig for eggs.

Nesting responders dig for eggs.

So the team got to work taking measurements and reading the site.  It was a challenge because mom crawled right back over the nest site on her way out.  The team did great though locating eggs and before long, they were preparing to place the temperature data logger inside the egg chamber.

While making a place for the data logger, they discovered a “snowman” spacer egg. Spacer eggs are thought to provide additional air pockets to promote air flow in the egg chamber.

Spacer Egg

Spacer Egg

  • nest number: 06
  • town: Corolla
  • date eggs laid: 06/29/2017
  • begin monitoring: 08/22/2017

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