August 12, 2017

A late in the sea turtle nesting season Logggerhead turtle crawl was discovered in Nags Head this a.m.

The NEST response team gathered and Rich soon (in about 4 minutes) found the nest egg cavity and one egg was taken for DNA analysis.

The nest was set up in quick order by the response team and all departed with smiles.

Mama Loggerhead created quite the nest pit

Mama Loggerhead created quite the nest pit

 

Rich shows everyone the magic DNA egg he found in less than 5 minutes of searching

Rich shows everyone the magic DNA egg he found in less than 5 minutes of searching

The DNA egg vial

The DNA egg vial

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20 eggs are removed from the nest to place the temperature data logger in. The eggs will be put back in the nest

 

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The response team works on the enclosure preparation

 

The NEST resonse team holds up 15 (sorta) fingers to indicate it is nest #15 of the 2017 nesting season

The NEST resonse team holds up 15 (sorta) fingers to indicate it is nest #15 of the 2017 nesting season

 

Although the 2017 sea turtle nesting season is quickly coming to a close, NEST is at the ready for any sea turtle crawls that may occur. To review the current status of all the sea turtles nests managed by NEST click here.

 

  • nest number: 15
  • town: Nags Head
  • date eggs laid: 08/12/2017

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