This project entails measuring sand size, color, and compaction, and monitoring temperature and moisture sensors in the egg chamber.
Groundwater wells placed near the nest will show how the groundwater level fluctuates and how it may influence hatchling success.
“Evaluating these covariates together will hopefully reveal how they impact embryonic development, nest fate, and hatching and emergence success,” said Biologist Jack Brzoza.
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Coastal Wildlife Director Kelly Sloan and Biologist Jack Brzoza install a monitoring station.
Photo by Shane Antalick