Nest #23

This morning our Corolla driver called to report a beautiful sunrise… with a beautiful nest!  A loggerhead crawled up to the foot of the dunes and left a fantastic nest site.  Responders located the eggs and marked off the site to rest for the next 2 months or so.

Team 23 locates the egg chamber.

Team 23 locates the egg chamber.

Nesting Response Team #23

Nesting Response Team #23

 

 

 

 

To adopt Nest#23, visit http://seaturtle.org/nestdb/adopt/?b=1 and select ID# 157305 or click here.

Nest #24

Are we going to fast for you? The 2016 nesting mama sea turtles want to know if you are keeping up?

Jim Kranda notes 4 nests found by the KH/KDH and part of NH route for the 2016 season.

Jim Kranda notes 4 nests found by the KH/KDH and part of NH route for the 2016 season.

Loggehead crawl tracks. Note the right (incoming) track.

Loggerhead crawl tracks. Note the right (incoming) track.

Did mama Loggerhead run into a pile of sand coming in to the beach?

Did mama Loggerhead run into a pile of sand coming in to the beach?

Jim Kranda has done it … find a sea turtle nest that is and the nests are happening soooooooo fast, but we know it is number #24. Early this a.m. Jim a member of the KH, KDH and part of Nags Head team called the NEST hot line with the good news.The second call of the day went out (the first one being at Pine Island)

Note the weird incoming track. It appears that there may have been a mound of sand in mama loggerheads way or just maybe she made that very strange track.
After only 3 minutes Les finds the DNA egg

After only 3 minutes Les finds the DNA egg

With Karen P keeping the stats, Les found the eggs in less than three minutes and all went to work (or should that be play) to create the nest enclosure.

The nest #24 response TEAM calls for a wrap and awaits the next sea turtle nest call.

 

To adopt Nest#24, visit http://seaturtle.org/nestdb/adopt/?b=1 and select ID# 157309 or click here.