So here is the deal on sea turtle nest 19 (sorta):

The NEST hotline received a call this a.m. that a visitor’s dog had dug a hole and there was a little sea turtle in the hole. Hmmmm does the turtle have claws? … no … can the turtle pull its head into its shell ?… no … Jerry traveled to the site and sure enuf a little logger sea turtle. Another sea turtle was spotted in the hole and showed to the NEST response team that was sent to check out the site.

It appears that it is a undiscovered sea turtle nest that may be ready to hatch or has hatched. Stakes were placed around the nest and necessary data recorded.

The date eggs laid is a guess as well as the first emergence date.

Jerry and Steph indicate nest 19 for the 2017 sea turtle nesting season


  • nest number: 19
  • town: NH -- Surprise Nest #1
  • date eggs laid: 07/12/2017
  • begin monitoring: 09/04/2017
  • actual emergence date: 9/4/2017
  • live hatchlings: 1

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