Unfortunately the nest was located too close to the water and in an area which frequently washes over during storms, so it had to be relocated by the biologist. The egg chamber was also very shallow, just a few inches from the surface.
Although it's difficult to tell much about the photo below due to the angle, I've drawn a couple of circles that indicate the location of 1) the body pit, and 2) location of the egg chamber.
You can also see that high surf a month or so ago washed in a lot of sargassum (seaweed). It will eventually decompose and be washed over by sand, looking as beautiful as ever. Although most of us don't like it very well, the shorebirds love it because it is loaded with all kinds of tiny crustaceans for them to feed on.
I'll be back patrolling on Sunday, so wish me another nest!!! We're two nests behind at Ft. Pickens for this time last year!