Rob, it is not a turtle nesting site. While it is not unheard of to see Green sea turtles, it is very rare. Coincidentally, a Green sea turtle was spotted on another beach the day before.
Great thread. Thanks for posting. I guessed right as well. Although the seal tracks round here are in estuarine mud so not nearly as well defined.
So why was there only one set of tracks in the sand? Was jesus carrying him?
you big old tease you.Ah, petrochemicals, you are right! The last shot is my attempt at humor.
When the tracks were made, the beach was as smooth as it appears where the tracks are, and beyond. All the disturbance you see in the last photo is from the excited trackers walking and kneeling and measuring and milling around the tracks.
It struck me as funny that trackers leave a characteristic trail of their own.