Thunder and Lightning, OH MY!

Loggerhead nesting female.

Loggerhead nesting female heading back to the ocean! Sayonara kids!

It was a dark and stormy night in Corolla and everyone was all snuggled inside but on the beach was a different story. We received a call from the Currituck dispatch that a sea turtle was nesting on the beach! Momma sea turtle said “Thunder and lightning don’t bother me, and the beach is nice and quiet so no one will bother me!”. She didn’t really say that but we are assuming that is what she was thinking! On the scene was a very nice and thoughtful Deputy along with brave volunteers who marked off a wide perimeter around the nesting sea turtle so the nesting response team could find it in the morning!

David and Brooke digging for eggs while Karen Clark with NC Wildlife oversees!

David and Brooke digging for eggs while Karen Clark with NC Wildlife oversees!

Egg chamber!

Egg chamber!

 

The team assembled early in the morning on the beach and the search for eggs began quickly! Brooke, NC Wildlife Intern found the egg chamber within minutes, hooray!

 

KC and Marissa with NC Wildlife are super excited about the fancy new data logger!

KC and Marissa with NC Wildlife are super excited about the fancy new data logger!

New bluetooth data logger going into the egg chamber!

New bluetooth data logger going into the egg chamber!

Brooke and David removing 20 eggs to make room for the data loggers!

Brooke and David removing 20 eggs to make room for the data loggers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 eggs were carefully removed to make room for not just one data logger but TWO! This nest will have a special or high-tech bluetooth data logger in it too! After wishing the sea turtle hatchlings well, the nest was marked off, sign was put and lastly one of the most important events out on a nesting response, the TEAM PICTURE! See ya in two months little guys and gals!

 

Team Picture for Nest#12!

Team Picture for Nest#12!

 

 

 

  • nest number: 12
  • town: Corolla
  • date eggs laid: 07/24/2017
  • begin monitoring: 09/16/2017
  • total eggs: Washed out Hurricane Jose 9/19/17

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