Tuesday, May 26, 2009
An early season visit...
I was lucky enough to be back on Crab Island for a few days at the end of April. This is one of the earliest times of the year that anyone has assessed nesting on the island. I was lucky to have 3 traditional owners from Injinoo accompany along with my work colleague Ben Jones.
It poured down rain, but it was a great trip. I had picked some promising tides around the new moon and was curious to see what level, if any, nesting was occurring. To my surprise we counted close to 50 turtles on the first night we were there! The next night only 5. It goes to show that the island can still produce some good nesting outside the main nesting season.