Sunday, June 19, 2011
A Fathers Day gift for all you sea turtle lovers out there! I found this nest at Ft. Pickens shortly before 6 a.m. this morning near Marker E...hence it is tagged as FP 6191 (Ft. Pickens - June 19 - 1st nest discovered on this day in this area) My measurements showed it was a good sized Loggerhead with a 38" crawl. Unfortunately, the nest was too near the water and had to be relocated, during which time we discovered there were 129 eggs!
My thanks to Bio-techs Toby Singleton and Lauren Quinn for coming out to relocate the nest.
This is the 3th nest I've found this year; the 9th for Ft. Pickens; and the 29th for the entire area from Santa Rosa to Perdido Key! What an amazing year!