Three False Crawls in Four Days!

Friday, Saturday, and Monday we had 3 false crawls (Corolla, Duck, Duck/Corolla border).  They were all loggerhead crawls and she even came all the way up the dune a few times.  Could it be that with such a big season she’s just plain empty? ; )  Perhaps tonight...

False Crawl #04

Around 11PM the night of June 26th, a report came in about a loggerhead looping around the beach up in Currituck National Wildlife Refuge area of the 4WD beach.  NESTers arrived to find her returning to the ocean.  They staked off the site until the morning until we...
7-Jun-2014  First False Crawl of the Season!

7-Jun-2014 First False Crawl of the Season!

ATV riders have been working hard since May searching for any signs of nesting turtles early in the morning.  We’ve heard reports of surfers and fishing piers sighting turtles in the water but still not nesters on our beach.  Until… Friday night at 11 PM,...
11-July-2013 False Crawl in Sanderling

11-July-2013 False Crawl in Sanderling

Nearing the finish of his run, ATV rider George found the tell tale sign of a turtle crawl on the beach in Sanderling.  Unfortunately, it turned out to be a false crawl.  It seems mom came in, hit the remains of a small but ever present (about 1 foot) scarp, and...
10-July-2013 False Crawl in Carova

10-July-2013 False Crawl in Carova

5:50 AM ATV rider John calls in with a report of a crawl on the 4WD beach just north of the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge.  Nesting Responders were called to the scene and were all hopeful to find a nest site.  They followed the incoming tracks up the beach about...