Tonight?

Shehyn is almost off our beach! She is 17 km away from her last nest. Tonight could be the night that she returns to nest again. It is now day 8 since we put her transmitter on. While that’s a little on the short end for an internesting interval, she has done it before. We’ll be out with all of our receivers in hand tonight! We know that she is off our study area based on her GPS location so we’ll use a VHF receiver to pick up the pings from her tag when she surfaces. The receiver allows us to determine her location and typically leatherbacks are always swimming south as they head to the nesting beach so we’ll follow her south from the beach until she comes in to nest. Tonight? Tomorrow? We’ll see what she decides.

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