Ten sea turtles released at Coquina beach!

July 7, 2017 Today NEST and the North Caroline Aquarium on Roanoke Island celebrated the release of 10… yes 10! … happy turtles back to the ocean. It was a beautiful morning on Coquina Beach and hundreds of onlookers witnessed the release. Most of these...
Party at Kelly’s Restaurant Sunday April 2!!

Party at Kelly’s Restaurant Sunday April 2!!

NEST invites our volunteers and supporters to a fabulous party and fundraiser between 5 and 8 pm Sunday, April 2 at Kelly’s Restaurant in Nags Head! This is a great chance to catchup with other NESTers and start getting ready for the summer season. For just a...
Humpback whale washes up on Southern Shore beach

Humpback whale washes up on Southern Shore beach

A Humpback whale washed up on the beach of Southern Shores yesterday. The Marine Mammal Stranding team led by our fearless leader, Karen Clark of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, fought icy waters and big winter surf to collect samples for ongoing...