A late in the sea turtles nesting season sea turtle nest was discovered September 1, 2017. The NEST hotline was notified and the call was put our by Karen Clark Ragsdale for a nesting response team.

The response team arrived to indeed find a tutle crawl with a defined nest pit. The rsponse team talked about strategy and soon began digging for the egg cavity.

The NEST response team talks strategy

 

Karen finds the DNA egg

 

Betsy guards the egg

Mike prepares the nest for the temperature data logger.

 

Karen and Betsy removed the eggs to be replaced when the temperature data logger is in the nest

 

Tracy from Stafford, VA loves sea turtles.

 

The NEST response team does their best to indicate sea turtle nest #18

  • nest number: 18
  • town: South Nags Head
  • date eggs laid: 09/01/2017
  • begin monitoring: 10/25/2017

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