Relocation it is says the Nesting Response Team and KC of course! 

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Nesting Response Team discussing where the eggs might be!

 

Three days after Nest #10 was found, ATV rider Dan Waters found another crawl and sure enough the north team had Nest #11 on their hands! Unfortunately, momma sea turtle laid her eggs below the high tide but with KC’s blessing, the nesting response team quickly went to work on creating a safe and new nesting site for relocating the eggs!

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The team relocating the eggs into the new nest!

 

The heat was brutal that day but that didn’t stop the team from getting the eggs into the new egg chamber and marking off the nest. We told the sea turtles to grow strong and big in the next two months and we would see them again soon!

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Nesting Response Team is all smiles!

  • nest number: 11
  • town: Currituck National Wildlife Refuge
  • date eggs laid: 07/12/2017
  • begin monitoring: 09/04/2017

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