Jim Kranda found the first nest in Kill Devil Hills shortly after six am.  Great work Jim!  Volunteers were called to the scene and after some serious digging Bonnie found the nest right where mama turtle put it.

Nest 5

The temperature data log was placed and the string was tied to the nest corner post. Team 5 gathered all the needed data and covered the nest for a 60 day sleep.  We then said good bye to nest 5 until the end of August!

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  • nest number: 05
  • town: Kill Devil Hills
  • date eggs laid: 06/26/2017
  • begin monitoring: 08/19/2017
  • actual emergence date: 8/26/2017
  • live hatchlings: 88
  • total eggs: 116

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