Sunday, June 28, 2009

Tracking turtles - Another False Crawl

Just before 6:00 a.m., about three miles into my patrol, I came across a false crawl of a loggerhead sea turtle. Something must have frightened her away, or perhaps she didn't like the look of the area where she came ashore.

You can tell which way she was going by the tracks of her flippers as they pushed back the sand, slowing pulling her large body back into the water.

It's not uncommon for the tracks to ramble around, but not this one. She left behind a perfect half circle.

Maybe tomorrow a nest will be found!

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