April 2014 Turtle News

 

 

 

Join us Sunday, September 15th at 8:30 a.m.

Rain or Shine

411 N A1A, Flagler Beach (across from the Golden Lion)

The Flagler Turtle Patrol will be evaluating and cleaning out our nest. They want to be sure that all of the baby turtles made it to the ocean.

Mrs. Narin and Mrs. Zabawa's 1st grade classes have adopted a Loggerhead sea turtle nest. It was laid July 19, 2013 and was the 98th nest laid in Flagler Beach. The nest is located at 411 N A1A in Flagler Beach (directly across from the Golden Lion). The nest is labeled with our names (see below), if you want to go and see it. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH. It is against the law to disturb a nest.

The turtles are due to hatch between 46-70 days (Sept. 3 - Sept. 26). The Turtle Patrol will notify me when the nest is due to be cleaned. It is an AWESOME experience for the children.

I will post the date of clean-out on here and send home a note.  Please come out and watch this event. 

  

The stake indicates that this is the 98th nest laid in Flagler Beach. It was laid July 19th. The initials below 7/19 are those of the Turtle Patrol.

 

 Let the 2013 Nesting Season Begin

I have adopted a nest. However, I've asked for one that will hatch some time in late August or September. Check my website for future nest clean-outs; an awesome experience for the kids.

Loggerhead laying her eggs July 17, 2013. 

 

First Turtle Nest - April 21, 2013

As you can see in the picture Leatherback sea turtles are the largest species of sea turtles, about 6 feet wide. They have a very unique crawl with the beautiful circles they make on the beach.

                                                                               Courtesy of The Flagler Turtle Patrol.

 

 

 

2012 - 2013 TURTLE NEWS!

For those of you who couldn't make it to either of the last two nest clean-outs, or would just like to see another nest evaluation, please join us Saturday, October 13th at 6:00 p.m.  The nest is located at 1920 North A1A, Flagler Beach.

Hope to see you there!
 Rain or Shine
 
 
 
 
 

400 S A1A, Flagler Beach

Join us Saturday September 22 at 9:30 a.m.

Rain or Shine

Thank you Flagler Turtle Patrol for another awesome nest clean-out. We were so happy that over 60 hatchlings made it to the ocean. And, we were so lucky to witness the rescue of ONE baby loggerhead. What a great experience for our Bunnell First Graders and their families.

Sept. 18, 2012                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

Savannah, Emma & Drew (below)

 

 

Evan, Emma, Dustin, Chase, Albert,

Drew (right)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our first nest is ready for clean-out!!!

1955 N A1A, Flagler Beach

 

We have adopted another Loggerhead nest! The eggs were laid July 21, 2012. This nest is located at 1955 N A1A, Flagler Beach.

Go ahead and take a look at these nests. Soon, it will be time to clean them out.

We (Mrs. Narin and Ms. Zabawa's classes) have adopted a Loggerhead nest.  Mama turtle laid her eggs July 25, 2012.

It is located at:

400 S A1A, Flagler Beach

                                   

These pictures were taken this evening (Tuesday, August 14, 2012) at 6:15 p.m.

 

Hatching dates vary from 45 - 70 days. I will send home a note advising when the Turtle Patrol will do a clean-out of our nest. If you visit our nest, please DO NOT TOUCH, just look.

This stake gives all the details about our nest.

FB = Flagler Beach

It was the 122nd next that was laid.

It was laid on July 25th.

 

Thanks to The Turtle Patrol and Shanna Fortier (Palm Coast Observer) for allowing me to use the following photos.

Sea Turtle season has ended.

Unfortunately, our last nest was washed away with all the rain.

Hopefully, the hatchlings made it out to sea.

 

Thank you Turtle Patrol!!

Watch for information on Turtle Fest, usually in April.

 

Ms. Zabawa and Mrs. Narin's Classes have adopted another turtle nest.

It is located at 1119 N A1A in Flagler Beach

It is nest # 73 and is due to hatch around September 19th. 

   A very successful nest clean–out !

Thank you Turtle Patrol.

    1311 N A1A in Flagler Beach

What a very successful turtle clean-out!  Turtle Patrol rescued and released 20 live babies.

Data from nest #57, laid July 15, 2011. It was relocated with 114 eggs.

Pip live - in shell and survived  7

Pip dead - in partial shell, but dead 14

Dead - 1

Unhatched - 3

Live - 13

This means that 76 baby loggerhead turtles left the nest on their own - Friday, September 2, 2011.

                                                                             

              

 

                                

 

                                                                

                    Mrs. Narin's First Grade adopted a Loggerhead turtle nest.

The stake indicates that this was the 57th nest laid in Flagler Beach. It was laid on July 15th. The nest was relocated with 114 eggs.

      2011-2012                   

 TURTLE NEWS!

Mrs. Narin's 1st grade class has adopted a Loggerhead sea turtle nest that was laid July 15, 2011. YEAH!! It was the 57th nest laid in Flagler Beach. We know there are 114 eggs, since the nest had to be relocated due to tidal inundation. The nest is located at 1311 N A1A in Flagler Beach. The nest will be labeled with our class name, if you want to go and see it. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH. It is against the law to disturb a nest.

The turtles are due to hatch between 46-70 days (August 30 - Sept. 23). The Turtle Patrol will notify me when the nest is due to be cleaned.  It is an AWESOME experience for the children.

I will post the date of clean-out on here and send home a note. Please come out and watch this event.

2010 - 2011

116 Loggerhead Turtles made it out of the nest.  Below are a few photos from the clean-out.

      

                                                 Joseph, Broc, Brayden & Kaylee

                                               

This is the hole where the 116 baby turtles crawled out.    Lori digging to make sure that all of the turtles are out.

                                                                    

                               Now, Lori counts the empty egg shells and buries a few eggs that did not hatch.      

 THANKS TURTLE PATROL FOR AN         AWESOME EXPERIENCE!                

 

 

                       From Lori, Turtle Patrol, Sept. 2, 2010:

 We had a new nest today!! WHOO HOO!!  B24. Problem is this!!! Mama green decided to nest right on top of her last nest B22. Had to be the same girl. She unearthed 18 eggs from her previous nest making her body pit, then she nested to the south side of her original nest. No one can tell me that it wasn't the same mama! B 22 was laid 8/3 and today is 9/2. We reburied the 18 eggs and marked B24. What a sight!!!

                                                            

7/16/10 We have a Loggerhead nest.

802 N A1A, Flagler Beach

 

 

7/10/10 I adopted a turtle nest and I'll post more information just as soon as I receive the nest location.

 There were 198 sea turtle nests in Flagler County as of June 27, 2010. 

Nest Clean-out Oct. 22, 2009

Data: 79 hatched, 7 unhatched, 9 live still in the nest that were released, 2 live pips, 3 were found dead. 

        

     First of 9 loggerhead turtles found                      Pip turtle (a turtle that has not full emerged from shell)

 

 

The WHITE stake on the left, front side of the nest means:  FB6 (this is the 6th sea turtle nest in Flagler Beach this year); 528 (the date the eggs were laid); TR (initials of the Turtle Patrol person who found and marked the nest).  The PINK ribbon around the nest indicates the eggs were laid in May (ribbon color will be different in June, July, etc.) (photo courtesy of Teresa)

 

A Leatherback turtle that was rescued Monday, May 25, 2009 on Matanzas South beach. (photo courtesy of Beth) To read about this rescue, click here.

 

 

 

Turtle Patrol digs about 18 inches down to make sure all turtles have been able to get out of their nest.

 

Hope and her family watch the Turtle Patrol check for any unhatched eggs. This was a very good nest because most of the turtles made it to the water.

 

 

If you see anyone removing a gopher tortoise from the beach, please call FWC as they are a protected species. Their hotline # is 1-888-404-FWCC.

Our nest was the 77th nest in Flagler Beach. The eggs were laid July 16th and the turtles left the nest on September 3rd.

 

 

 

 

 Nest clean-out was Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.