Yippee!!! Some good news at last! Despite the fact that the island, including the Ft. Pickens area, is now crowded with media trucks, hundreds of visitors, volunteers already on the job picking up oil balls, and ATVs galore assessing the situation, the Kemp's ridley which attempted to nest this morning returned a couple of hours later...and NESTED!!!! Yessireee!!!
Unlike Loggerheads which come ashore at night to nest, Kemp's ridleys will both nest and hatch during the day. If I beg hard enough, perhaps I can get the bio-tech who monitored the situation to share a photo with me.
Wow. I needed this. I'm smiling!