31-July-2012 Nest #2 Emerges!

After waiting patiently for almost a week, NEST parents Shelley and MaryJane and their team counted 74 hatchlings that made it to the ocean in our first emergence of the year! Volunteers had been waiting since day 55 at the Southern Shores nest, and on day 61, the...

25-July-2012 Nest #25 in Southern Shores

Six nests in five days!  Seems like a record week in a record year. This morning Dan was doing the ATV run when he came across a beautiful crawl in Southern Shores.  He was so excited to see the crawl that he didn’t even notice it was a one-way track.  It...

24-July-2012 Nest #23 & Nest #24 both in Nags Head

Why people on vacation choose to get up at the crack of dawn and run miles down the beach, makes absolutely no sense to me… until today.  To have the chance to see something like this, I think I could take up marathon running (that’s only 2.6 miles, right?...

23-July-2012 Nest #22 in Kitty Hawk

Three days in a row and another nest is found in Kitty Hawk!  As the team takes measurements of the crawl, they notice a drag mark down the center.  It looks like it might be another turtle with a barnacle on her plastron (or the same turtle we’ve been seeing...

22-July-2012 Nest #21 in Kill Devil Hills

No slow Sunday mornings for NESTers!  Jim calls the hotline with great news, “We’ve got another nest in Kill Devil Hills.” Nesting Responders head to the crawl to find a beautiful nest site with thrown sand and a body pit. The team worked together to...