We have EXTREMELY exciting news!!!!
On Saturday night, our volunteer team encountered (at least) the 3rd unique Leatherback mama, and 4th Leatherback nest of the season. Let me explain…the mama was not encountered at the 3rd nest we found, so we are unsure if the mama from our first nest returned, or if that nest was laid by a unique individual. Either way, this is so much better than last year where we found no Leatherback nests at all.
We tag the turtles we come in contact with, so we know we had not yet seen Saturday’s nesting female. This makes at least 3, maybe 4 Leatherbacks in our nesting area. Such great news.
Look how big she is in this photo with our volunteers!
The other great news is that this nest is up for adoption! So, if you thought about adopting last time but didn’t get around to it…you have another chance. This would make an excellent Christmas present, especially for any science or environmentally minded folks on your shopping list!
And the fun thing about this is that it is a gift that you can enjoy all over again when the hatchlings emerge in approximately 60 days.
Finally, this is a gift that helps us support these incredible creatures in their plight against extinction.
We think it’s a win-win and hope you do too!!