This month, Pendoley Environmental field staff returned to an island rookery on the North-West Shelf to excavate hatched nests of a number of marine turtle species.
In December last year, temperature loggers were deployed in each clutch of eggs and the location of the nest marked.
The nest contents provided a wealth of information on the nest environment during incubation and reproductive output of these nesting turtle populations.
The most interesting thing about this field trip?
Patrick Becker, Marine Scientist and Field Team Leader said:
"The best part of this trip would have to be watching a nest of hawksbill turtle hatchlings emerge under a rare blue blood supermoon."