June 23rd: Hey everyone, We were able to patrol most of the refuge this morning and unfortunately a few of our nests were inundated because of the storm. However, we still have a few nests that were only partially inundated and some that are almost completely dry! That one mama who laid her nest at…Details
From Debbie Harbin (FM Team Leader) June 23rd: We had a busy night and morning. Got call at 11pm that visitors were seeing mama nesting on [the] beach […clip…]. As I am about 15 minutes from there I called team members who live on that road to check it out. Cindy and Marty Floyd and Natasha…Details
From Peggy Lively (AP Team Leader) June 23rd: Good Morning, At 6:27 this morning, Linda texted me. The Elberta crew had a crawl!!! She thought it may be a false crawl, since big Mama had hit a sand fence. They continued on patrol and I hurried to the crawl. Wow! It measured 44″ and…Details
TS Cindy’s rain, wind and storm surge affected the Alabama nesting beaches, but mama sea turtles will not be deterred. The night of June 20/21st brought activity in spite of the weather: From Peggy Lively (AP Team Leader): Hip-hip hooray! The stormy night brought Mama Turtle to our shores last night. Ellen and Susie…Details
Fathers Day weekend proved to be a busy one along the Alabama coastline for momma sea turtles. If you include Friday in the weekend then we had 7 nesting sea turtles over those 3 nights. Following are a few of the highlites: From Ft Morgan 6/17/17: We have proof that storms don’t bother mama turtles…Details
This from Lisa Graham (OB Team Leader) – June 11th
Yay! Found H-4 this morning by newbies Leslie, Jr vols Kaden and Kaitlyn that drive over from Daphne!! Leslie also found eggs! 36″ crawl width 108 eggs relocated. Orange Beach also had false crawl HFC-5.
On a roll in OB!
From Haley (Bon Secour NWR) June 11th Hey all! We got another nest on the refuge this morning along with two false crawls! The first false crawl looked suspiciously like a nest with thrown sand and trampled vegetation but we dug the whole mound up and found no eggs. The nest that was reported by…Details
Good Morning Turtlers, Another nest today for a total of 13 [… clip …] Nest # A-18 since the Refuge had 5 nests in addition to our teams before today. It was a beautiful day to be on the beach. The nest today belongs to Donyale and Jeff Rawson, even if USGS did locate it.…Details
H3 was found today! She had a 41″ crawl width. 124 eggs were relocated. We were told she was harassed which was probably why eggs were scattered just under sand before we found big clutch. 8 eggs broken. Our City night crew has been turtle dancing under the direction of turtle spotter Debbie Waldrop! She…Details
From Tina Scott – (Ft Morgan Team Leader) – June 10th I started today walking Rt 6 [subbing] for Amanda Atkins. All I could think about was how could I have missed that nest the other day. You might say I was looking for redemption and there it was. A crawl – although it was…Details