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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sal's first nest of the 2011 season

The turtles really made us wait this year!  The first track was on 3 June and then unusually, there was nothing until last night - a whole 17 days later.  Normally if a turtle didn't nest the first time she came out of the water you would expect to see another nest the next night or even later that same night - even if not a nest, a track - or something!! 

Maybe that first early turtle must have gone to another island because she doesn't seem to have nested here.

Anyway, after all this waiting and plenty of Ranger beach miles, here it is, the first nest, laid on Costa Fragata last night.

Spread the word - please, no more driving on any beach or dune.

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