Thursday, August 16, 2012

Excavation tonight!!! (16/08/2012)

Don't blame it on the sunshine, don't blame on the moonlight, don't blame it on the good times, blame it on the turtles! Good morning trusty turtle followers! I am happy to announce that we will be having another excavation this evening at the usual time of 4pm. After a couple of nights with little hatching activity, we had 3 hatch last night! Woop woop! This morning myself and my day time crew went down and excavated a logger nest that had a 50% success rate, and have left the green nest for you all to observe this afternoon, while the other has been left to hatch for another night. The nest this evening, is located on our third bay from the GS and as I have said is a green nest. You all know the drill by now, but for those who may be new to the blog, we get visitors to meet at the Goatshed for just before 4pm, from which we will then take you down to the nest from here. It will roughly take a 10-15 minute walk to the nest, so make sure you have plenty of water with you! If you are already down on the beach, we should be walking past the beach bar at around 4:10, so look out for red t-shirts followed by groups of visitors. Can I remind you all that flash photography is prohibited, as the intensity of the flash can damage the hatchlings sight. So if you could either turn the flash off of stick your finger over the flash light, we would be greatly appreciated. Also we can not let you hold or touch the hatchlings, as they a) may possibly carry salmonella, and b) the sun cream on your hands can irritate the hatchlings skin. You will tho have plenty of opportunities to get good pictures so don't panic! If you do wish to still have the experience of handling a hatchling, the second activity that we offer through the hatchling season is a hatchling release which occurs at 8pm. We take bookings over the phone from 12 noon on the day with NO pre-booking, but please remember that we will book up very quickly and if you don't manage to book on please try again! Our number is 05338798533. Hope you enjoy this marvellous day, an see some of you later! Collsy xxx

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