A Loggerhead sea turtle nest was found by Billy this a.m. This nest was laid in the beach area of Kill Devil Hills which is currently experiencing beach nourishment so the nest had to be relocated out of harm’s way.
Job one was finding the egg chamber and after marking off the area the dig began
The nest eggs were carefully removed from the nest and placed in the relocation kit (egg cartons and a cooler) for relocation.
Julien, P.E., Coastal Engineer from CB&I conducting the beach nourishment operations on the Outer Banks and Ricky, veteran NEST response team member were present to review the nest relocation operation.
The sea turtle eggs were moved to the relocation site and a new nest was made replicating the original nest. The eggs were placed in the new nest and the team finished enclosing the area.
- nest number: 08
- town: Kill Devil Hills
- date eggs laid: 07/06/2017
- begin monitoring: 08/29/2017
- actual emergence date: 8/26/2017
- live hatchlings: 98
- total eggs: 117
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