Nests 16, 25, and 28 emerged!

It’s been hard to keep up with all our recent activity so I am doing a batch update again. Here are some highlights and details can be found on the table below. Nests #1-16 have all emerged. Nests #18, 20, 25, and 28 have also emerged. Those in-between are...

Nest 51?? A surprise nest in Kill Devil Hills

KDH Ocean Rescue called with a report of two hatchlings coming out of Nest #29.  This was a shocker for the team as Nest #29 has only been incubating for 42 days which is nearly physically impossible to produce full term hatchlings (the temperatures required to...

Nest #50 found in Kitty Hawk

We wondered if it would happen and this morning our Kitty Hawk ATV rider called and said, “I’ve got it!  Number 50.”  The nesting response team arrived promptly and got to work. That part of the beach is notorious for getting washed out during storms...

Nest 13 Excavated with great success!

Nest Mom for Nest 13 was leaving town for the week so the team decided to excavate at 10PM on Sunday.  The moon was rising, the light was great, and the heat dropped to 89F so really, it was ideal. It took a while to get to the egg chamber but when they did, they...