This mama turtle wasn’t bothered by fireworks.  When you have eggs to lay you have to find a beach!!

Time to honor the hard working NEST ATV drivers. Put a mark on Billy’s vest for Nest #10!

Nest 10 with mound in upper right hand quadrant

Just as we started to contemplate about where to start digging for the nest Karen Clark (KC) of the NC Wildlife Commission arrived!!  Mama turtle couldn’t outsmart KC and we found the eggs quickly.

KC watches as we work on finding those eggs!

After some discussion, we decided to relocate this nest.  If a nest is in an area susceptible to high erosion, below the average high tideline, laid under a sloughing escarpment or in an area of unusual activity the nest is relocated.  The relocation site should be as close as possible to the original site.

Lynn and Kyle carefully place eggs in the new nest.

This year a piezometer (ground water monitoring pipe) will be placed at each nest. We want to identify beaches prone to excessive ground water intrusion so nests in these areas can be relocated

NEST team 10

 

 

 

  • nest number: 10
  • town: Kill Devil Hills
  • date eggs laid: 07/05/2018
  • begin monitoring: 08/28/2018
  • actual emergence date: 8/29/18
  • live hatchlings: 111
  • total eggs: 116

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