Jim Kranda off to find another sea turtle nest.

Jim Kranda off to find another sea turtle nest.

On July 19, NEST ATV driver Jim Kranda found his second nest for 2016 in Nags Head. The nest was very close to Jim’s first find (Nest 24). The odd thing is that the track crawl was very similar on nest 24 and nest 34.

Note the right track of nest 24

Note the right track of nest 24

Look at the incoming crawl track on the right. Could this me the same mama as Nest 24?

Look at the incoming crawl track on the right for nest 34. Could this be the same sea turtle mama as Nest 24?

The now all seasoned response team quickly determined the location of where they thought the nest eggs would be and sure enough Les found the DNA egg in short order.

Looking for the DNA egg.

Looking for the DNA egg.

The loggerhead eggs

The loggerhead eggs

The response team doing their thing.

The response team doing their thing.

The nest was marked, data taken and the TEAM was off for some much needed down time to await the NEXT sea turtle nest call.

The TEAM group picture for nest 34.

The TEAM group picture for nest 34.