From Peggy Lively (Team Leader): A little after two p.m. , I received a call from Mike.The beach boy, Josh Nelson. spotted a Mama Kemp’s coming ashore [clip]. I very quickly called the team communicator to send a text. Ran to my jeep, which was loaded and ready since May 1. I parked and ran…Details
From Lisa (OB Team Leader): “Yippee we have H-3!! We are on a roll in OB! H-3 was found in section A-2. Actually Momma T. was spotted last night by the Scoggins Family from Alabaster. They called OBPD and I got the call about 10:07. Momma T. was gone by the time I arrived. We…Details
Wednesday and Thursday evenings were busy and exciting times for some visitors. Here is the news from Lisa Graham (our Team Leader) on the H-2 find: “Thanks to Rick Getsay, visitor from Nashville for running to the front desk at Phoenix 6(P6) for assistance with a sea turtle on the beach. P6 front desk called the hotline…Details
What in the world is going on in Laguna Key? Do they have the “Vacancy” sign out for passing sea turtles? Whatever it is they have been busy the past week. On Sunday, May 29th they found 2 nests. To follow up on Wednesday, June 1st there were 2 more! Are you beginning to see…Details
Kemp’s nest in the Refuge (5/28/16):
Yesterday afternoon a visitor saw a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle nesting in the Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge. He took photos and contacted the Share the Beach hotline so our volunteers could make and document the nest. Thank you Zac!
For Friday 5/28/16 – It looks like momma turtles were looking for seclusion today. Dauphin Island had a false crawl near the west end of the island. While Dauphin Island had their false crawl, the Gulf State Park team got their first nest of the 2016 season. Here’s the play by play from Team Leader…Details
From Orange Beach on Tuesday (5/24): Laura found 2 false crawls this morning in E. She was so excited she could hardly talk!! Good job Laura!!! Crawl width was 36″. As you can see from the pics she made a quick in and out and then crawled about 141′ towards the dunes! Further than I have…Details
Tuesday morning the Laguna Key team found their first nest of the 2016 sea turtle season. It was a loggerhead nest (most along the Alabama coast are) and hopefully a harbinger of good things to come for this nesting season. Way to go Laguna Key! Congrats.
And It’s a Kemp’s Ridley! Hey everybody, Just wanted to let you know what went on today (5/14/16)!! We had what we initially thought were 2 false crawls today. It looks like the first false crawl we had, “the 30-inch crawl” turned out to be a Kemp’s nest ! One of our Locals happened to…Details
This article from “Yellowhammernews.com” points out that the environmental and nesting habitat pressures on our sea turtle population has a long history, and one that continues today.