|Carrying a bucket of sand like the|
The last couple days have been crazy. I had been hoping to put the first nest in the hatchery on Monday night, but unfortunately it's still not finished.
Monday afternoon with the help of a lot of locals we were able to finally fill the hole completely with sand. When it was full it was so surreal that it was actually over. I thought that the next portion would be quick maybe and hour or two and that we could have the hatchery up and running Tuesday night. But once again I had my hopes set just a little too high.
Tuesday, we went out to the hatchery and measured it and mapped out the posts on the computer. I thought it would be easy. We would just dig the holes for the posts and place them in. Then dig a trench and place the net in. I figured 2 hours tops. Well I was wrong!
|Erik, Andre, and other locals|
showing off hatchery posts.
|Hatchery Tuesday evening- Posts and some fencing in|
By the time the sunset we had 13 posts debarked and in the ground and the first part of the fence placed on one side of the hatchery. Today we will hopefully finish the hatchery and be able to put the first nest in before I switch back to San Miguel on Friday.
As for turtles we didn't have anything last night, but I think it might have been my fault. I think we should have patrolled later; the tide was still pretty high when we went out so the turtles may have come later. The big challenge on this beach is going to be figuring out what time to patrol since we only have 3-4 hours of patrol on a beach that is almost 5km compared to the 5-6 hours on 2.5Km San Miguel beach.
|Me digging the first nest of the year in Costa De Oro.|
|Sunset on Costa De Oro looking towards San Miguel|
You can see all the way to Samara.
If you are interested in seeing egg, nesting turtle and baby release count for each beach check the turtle tracker on the side of the page. I will try to keep it as up to date as possible.
|Uh-oh this dog is pretty cute and very sweet.|
Might have already found a PRETOMA dog for Costa De Oro...
The local kids showed up early Monday morning before school to bring me pictures they had drawn for me. Most of the pictures were of turtles or the hatchery.