It was a very active year, by its success and calamities, for sea turtle nesting activity in the Outer Banks, with 19 nests laid and 1373 hatchlings departed for the sea. Nest #3 in Duck had 145 hatchlings, for a 96% success rate, the highest of the season. Three nests were lost to Hurricane Irene. Corolla was the busiest area with 5 nests and 2 false crawls. Duck and Nags Head each had 5 nests and Kitty Hawk and Southern Shores each had 2 nests. This summer was memorable in another way– almost the entire Nags Head beachfront was replenished during the nesting season, requiring the digging and relocating of the nests to a safe area elsewhere. We ended up with a “nursery” of 3 nests in one location, all of which were successful hatches.
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Arrangements were made with Happy Boxes Self Storage to store the ATV’s off season. At the annual meeting, Jim Bailey was presented this year’s ATV Driver of the Year Award.