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Rick Baird proudly holds up two fingers to signify how many nests he has found in 2016

Rick Baird proudly holds up two fingers to signify how many nests he has found in 2016

IT IS A GREEN, A GREEN SEA TURTLE NEST THAT IS … Ricky Baird of the Nags Head ATV dream team has recorded his 2nd sea turtle nest of 2016 early this a.m. and sure enuf it is a green sea turtle nest in Nags head.

Green crawl tracks. Note that the flipper marks are parrell

Green crawl tracks. Note that the flipper marks are parallel

The nest pit

The nest pit. Parallel tracks indicate a Green sea turtle

Green sea turtles tend to nest later in the season and tend to throw a lot of sand (as this one did) and they may go shoulder deep to lay their eggs. The response team was warned that it may take quite a bit of time to find the nest eggs; however Terry made quick work of that task to find the DNA egg in 15 minutes.

The response team has honed their skills and rapidly took measurements, placed the marking stakes and noted sea turtle nest 15 on the posted sign. As of this date last year there were 4 sea turtles nests discovered. This year the green sea turtle nest makes it number #15 for 2016.  It is anybody’s guess just how many sea turtle nests we will have on the Outer Banks this year, sooooo how many nests is your guess?

Gail records measurements

Gail records measurements

 

Terry finds the DNA egg in 15 minutes flat

Terry finds the DNA egg in 15 minutes flat

The response team is starting to struggle with the finger count for the nest number. Tune in for future nests to see how well the team handles this challenge.

 

 

 

Remember you can review the reports for all 15 sea turtle nests by clicking on Recent posts  for the article number to the right of the present article.

The team marks nest #15

The team marks nest #15

 

 

The response team getting it together to indicate nest 15

The response team getting it together to indicate nest 15

TURTLE ON!