The sea turtles are laughing their tails (pun intended) off keeping us guessing just how many sea turtles there currently are!
NEST #27 — About 9:30 p.m. on July 12 the response team got a call from NC Wildlife Resource Commission that there was a reported sea turtle laying her eggs in South Nags Head. The NEST response team always at the ready 24/7 called Charlotte at the NEST hot line always at the ready 24/7 for details.
At zero dark thirty a band of brothers (and sisters) gathered together to find the egg nest site. Even Rosemary of the STAR/NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island showed up to help. The egg was found, the enclosure made and the statistic sheet filled out and all went home for some needed sleep.
NEST #28 — Can you say Sherman, Sherman. I hope so because Sherman of the KH-KDH and part of NH run found TWO nests on the morning of 7/13 in Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills. The Kitty Hawk response team did their work in short order and were on their merry way.
NEST #29 — Again, can you say Sherman, Sherman with his 2nd nest find of the day in Kill Devil Hills. The rapid response team does as the team at sea turtle nest #28. They find the egg, make the nest enclosure and take down the necessary statistics.