Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Although official patrolling began June 1st, early patrols since mid-May revealed 8 pre-season nests. Now at the 2 week mark, we are up to 20 nests and 13 turtles. 3 of these individuals are first-time nesters, who were given flipper tags and a unique drill in the back of their shell for future identification. And 2 of these girls have been nesting for 2 decades: PPN075 was tagged in 1989 and is currently on her 7th nesting season and QQB933 was tagged in 1991 and is on her 9th nesting season!
Photo showing Pasture Beach under the (almost full) moon on 13 June (by K. Levasseur).