Wow mid July and we already have 16 beautiful nests!!!  Mama turtle 16 lumbered a long way up the beach and up a small escarpment to finally lay her eggs near the dunes.  New NESTer Sharon found the eggs at the edge of the nest mound. .

Sharon finds the nest in an unusual spot at the edge of the nest mound!!

Our fearless leader Karen Clark (KC) from the NC Wildlife Commission shows us her expert technique to bury a temperature datalogger inside the nest.

KC dropped in with her dog Frizzle as she always enjoys an excuse to be on the beach!!  Eggs found and equipment installed meant our job was done and we had another enjoyable day on the beach protecting our beautiful turtles!

Team 16!

 

  • nest number: 16
  • town: Kill Devil Hills
  • date eggs laid: 07/17/2018
  • begin monitoring: 09/09/2018
  • actual emergence date: 9/7/18
  • live hatchlings: 88
  • total eggs: 109

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