Three Sea Turtle Nest Inventory Viewing Opportunities
Friday, August 2nd starting at 7:15 pm on North Beach Nest 37 (North of Parking Lot A and the North Beach bathhouse)
2nd Nest Immediately Following, North of the Lighthouse Nest 33 (near the boneyard)
3rd Inventory will take place on South Beach Nest 34 (just before the last groin)
The order of the inventories above is subject to change due to the tide conditions (on 8/2 High Tide will be at 9:58 pm)
A nest inventory is conducted 72 hours after a nest has hatched, in order to determine the success of the nest. The nest is excavated and all contents are removed and documented. Occasionally live hatchlings are found in the nest and released, so this is a good opportunity to possibly see live loggerhead hatchlings, although there is no guarantee.
If you are a FOHI Sea Turtle Conservation Project Volunteer, please wear your orange volunteer shirt and badge, so that you can help with crowd management.
This inventory is open to the public, so feel free to post to social media or share; just remember that everyone is responsible for their own admission to the park. FOHI members and guests are covered by their membership
If severe weather conditions are expected on Hunting Island during the given time of the inventory stated above, a cancellation will be sent out by 4 pm on the day of the inventory.