Excavated a nest on Costa Fragata yesterday (very successful 75/90 hatched) but failed to find a nest that we knew had hatched a couple of nights ago. The tracks all led to one spot, but despite nine of us digging the whole area, we could not find the egg chamber! Unfortunately the vast majority of the hatchlings went towards the lights of Santa Maria, in particular the residential zone of Antonio de Sousa and many also followed the quad tracks running parallel to the beach. Costa Fragata is a tricky spot for hatchlings - predators, human disturbance and huge surf to swim through!
Only three nests left on the beach now. We anticipate the final one will hatch on December 29th.