Nest excavation at Yaniklar and Calis Beach!

Hatchling season has already started. It takes 3-6 days (e.g. depending on the grain size of the sand and location of the nest) until all hatchlings emerge and find their way to the . After the last baby turtle has hatched, we wait a couple of days -  then we open the nest to count all the eggs inside. We distinguish empty shells, unfertilized/fertilized eggs, embryonic state of fertilized eggs if possible, alive/dead hatchlings in nest,..... Furthermore we take measurements from the surface of the beach to the top of the eggs, depth of the egg chamber, diameter of the nest... That means you need to dig the nest out just like sea turtles do if you don't want to destroy the egg chamber!

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