Turtle Report For Week Ending 6/16

Supplement to Sunday 9/9 report
Sunday afternoon a Kiawah naturalist on a boat tour spotted a fresh crawl all the way up the river and behind the dunes where the river was prior to making the cut a few years back. He contacted Judy Morr and, after conferring with Terry Fansler, she and Bill Middleton took the turtle truck out to investigate. They probed and found Nest 44. The naturalist was still there and gave them (and the bucket of eggs) a boat ride back to the ocean side of the dunes. The nest was relocated 100 yards south of the 1st dog sign.

Monday 6/10 Report
We have Nest 45!
Walkers Bev Stribling and Joleen Ardaiolo called at 6:03 with a crawl in front of the last Pelican Watch. Judy Morr responded and found Nest 45. 98 eggs were moved to higher ground.

Tuesday 6/11 Report
Walkers, Jane Magioncalda, Joe Ficarra, Vicky, and Bob Becker had the good luck today!  Jane called in a crawl directly behind the first house under construction north of the Pelicans Nest. Bill Nelson supervised Jane as she probed and found the eggs. Nest 46 was relocated to a higher elevation area two houses north of the Club. It contained 121 eggs.


Wednesday 6/12 Report

Walkers Judy Morr and Kathy Hanson called with two crawls between boardwalks 5 & 6. Tim Morawski investigated and found Nest 47 which is 150 yards north of boardwalk 6. This nest was left where it was.
Walkers Paula Baram, Brad Masteller, Charlane Faught, and Heather Fife called in 2 crawls. Terry Fansler, Sandy MacCoss and Jane Magioncalda arrived to probe and Jane found the nest. This is Nest 48, which was left in situ behind the 7th house past the club.

A big thank you to all of our soaked Wednesday Walkers and Probers who braved the heavy rains.

Thursday 6/13 through Saturday 6/15 Report
All quite, no activity.

Sunday 6/16  Report
Mark and Valerie Doane were the only Walkers on Zone 3 this morning and found a crawl just north of Boardwalk 3. Since they are also the Sunday Probers they probed and found Nest 49. After completing their walk, they relocated the 142 eggs above the high tide line.
As the Doanes were completing the relocation process, Karen Sewell called in from the end of her walk. She reported a classic in and out crawl and decided to escape the heat and bugs to go home. Since the Doanes were close by, they went to X out the tracks. But, you never know! They found no body pit but a little disturbed sand on the “in” crawl side. Mark probed 2 or 3 times and found the nest. 99 eggs from Nest 50 were relocated above the high tide line.

-Submitted by Gary Fansler

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