GOOD NEWS … H-10 (and some sad news)

This from Lisa Graham (August 8th): H-3 update – 5 more babies emerged abt 10:00pm! Sad news is Mike checked H-3 at 5:00am to remove the cage and it appears someone tampered with the cage and it was not secure. 2 more babies emerged after Jen’s 2:30am check and crawled under cage straight to Escapes. We found 1 in their…

Fish & Wildlife Service Article

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (fws.gov) has published an article “Moonlighting in Alabama highlighting the work all of our Share the Beach volunteers do in concert with the FWS Alabama Ecological Services Field Office.  It’s a great read with a telling video about the hazards to our Alabama sea turtle hatchlings.

Dauphin Island surprise

From Sara Johnson (DI Team Leader) 8/15/2017: J-5 snuck one past us, and hatched out last night! This nest was only at day 50, and just entering into our monitoring window. Patrol yesterday morning revealed several large crab holes around the nest, but no depression or other activity. Increased crab activity can mean that things…

H-7 Tarping, H-5 Excavation, H-6 hatches again

August 14th: From Lisa Graham (OB Team Leader) H-7 (Hampton Inn) – Well after we (Beach Ambassadors) discovered a surprise depression on day 54 at 3:15 pm at H-7, tarping was done early and nest sitting started! Waterfalls continued but no signs of turtles at the top by daylight this morning as reported by Tina.…