Tuesday, May 10, 2011

This Just In!

False Crawl picture from last year
In my previous post, I mentioned the nest are getting closer and closer...well I just found out that a false crawl was reported on Waities Island!  This is the earliest reported false crawl in the island since they started patroling it in 2006. A false crawl is when a sea turtle comes on the beach to nest, but for one reason or another decides the spot isn't just right and she goes back to the water. She may very well return tonight and nest or choose another nearby beach. I'll talk more about false crawls a little later in the season, but this is a very good sign!

Here we go NMB Sea Turtle Patrol! I've got the turtle phone by my side every morning waiting for a phone call haha.

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