RECENT N.E.S.T. NEWS

Humpback whale washes up on Southern Shore beach

A Humpback whale washed up on the beach of Southern Shores yesterday. The Marine Mammal Stranding team led by our fearless leader, Karen Clark of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, fought icy waters and big winter surf to collect samples for ongoing...
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Drop in temperature brings cold stun sea turtles

The days of cool temperatures on the North Carolina Outer Banks have caused some sea turtles to be cold stunned. When the water drops below 54-50 degrees sea turtles basically become hypothermic and without assistance the continued cold water temperatures  will cause...
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Ellen Rowe helps sea turtles

Ellen Rowe lives in Northern Virginia. Her family vacations on the Outer Banks and she has had the opportunity to attend a sea turtle nest. Ellen has taken action for the survival of one of nature’s finest, the threatened and endangered sea turtles. Ellen...
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COLD STUNNED KEMP’S RIDLEYS RELEASED

What?? Cold stunned in October?? Well these three little guys stayed too long in New England and the New England water is too cold to release them there, after they recovered, so they were transported here to our warmer waters to be sent on the way to the Gulf Stream....
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