Loggerhead sea turtle nest #7 was discovered by ATV driver Ricky in Nags Head. Ricky called in his rather strange nest to the NEST hot line and a call was put out to the NEST response team.
The area was marked off and the team made an assessment on possible egg chamber sites and the dig began.
Twenty of the eggs were removed to place the temperature data logger in the nest and the eggs were placed back in the nest.
The response team quickly takes the necessary measurements and Bonney places that important information on the crawl data sheet.
The nest is enclosed and Benji gives NC Wildlife Resource Commission Karen (KC) Ragsdale instructions on how it is done.
The NEST response folks worked as a TEAM to find the egg chamber, get the DNA egg, place a temp data logger in the nest and secure the area. … WHAT A TEAM!
- nest number: 07
- town: Nags Head
- date eggs laid: 07/03/2017
- total eggs: Washed out NE storm 7/29/17
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