RECENT N.E.S.T. NEWS

A Harp Seal makes a visit to the Outer Banks

The first visit for a seal to the Outer Banks for this season was made by a Harp seal who decided to haul out of the ocean in Nags Head for a bit of rest and relaxation on the beach. Under the direction of Marissa Bijarro of the NC Wildlife Resource Commission, Marine...
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US Coast Guard releases sea turtles

  Dr. Matthew Godfrey, NC Wildlife Resources Commission Sea Turtle Biologist has informed us that 26 turtles, mostly cold stuns from Hatteras, Lookout, and Cape Cod, plus a big loggerhead from Pea Island, were successfully transferred to the CG Cutter...
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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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