Happy weekend everyone!
It seems like the last couple of posts have not been happy ones, so it is time to switch that up with a happy post.
Last night we had another special release of an adopted nest! This nest was a big one – 123 eggs. 92 of the hatchlings made their journey to the sea last night, and likely some more will tonight!
Some of you have asked about the nests with the hearts painted on the water bottles surrounding them and learned that these nests have been adopted. We thought it would be fun to share how this process works and what you would receive as an adoptive parent of a nest.
First, as the adoptive parent you would receive pictures from the night the nest was rescued and relocated, along with information like species and number of eggs. In the case where mama turtle was present, you would receive pictures of her as well.
Along with these pictures, you receive a certificate of adoption in your name, or in the name of the recipient if you give the adoption as a gift. Adopted nests make great birthday presents..hint-hint.
Then when ‘your’ babies are born, we take pictures and/or video of them as they first hatch.
Finally, more pictures and/or video of them being released and crawling to the sea.
Make sure to watch this video all the way to the end. It is worth the 43 seconds, we promise!
If this sounds like fun to you (we sure think it is!), won’t you consider adopting a nest?