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Turtle Babysitting - Nights 8 & 9 (Friday & Saturday)


Saturday, September 12, 2009

DH and I had two turtle date nights - dinner take out on the beach, a little dessert, hanging out with the other turtle watches, chatting, holding hands, making up silly turtle-hatching songs. Beautiful stars, no rain, mild breeze - and no baby turtles. Sigh. It's nice having the time together to just hang out and not be interrupted by our usual busy lives, or our addiction to technologies - but we'd really like to see the babies come out and scurry down to the beach!!!!

The day after the hatching, the scientists go and excavate the nest, looking for unhatched eggs, counting the broken eggs, and most importantly, to help out the little babies who are on the bottom of the nest and who usually don't have the energy to get out by themselves. So the scientists check those hatchlings out, measure them, see if they're too tired or dehydrated to swim out - sometimes they take them back to Coral World for a few days of rest and hydration before they bring them back to the beach and set them free.

So maybe if we miss the actual hatching (or even if we're there for it) we can also help with the nest excavation. I'd love to hold a tiny baby turtle!!!!
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JLPNURSE 9/13/2009 6:20PM

    I sure hope they come out soon!

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PHEBESS 9/13/2009 1:30PM

    I have a friend who insists it will be tomorrow night, since that's her birthday. I'll be okay with that. Maybe I should bake a cake for them.

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SAPNA. 9/13/2009 7:51AM

    There was me telling you they were going to be Shabbas babies. Wrong again. What is taking them so long?

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