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.

HEY, it's dark out there!

HEY, it’s dark out there!

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.

 

Is is party time? Yes it is the egg is found!

Is is party time? Yes it is the egg is found!

Although some of the response team headed home for some needed sleep, a few posted for the group photo.

Although some of the nest #27 response team headed home for some needed sleep, a few posted for the group photo.

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.

The crawl tracks and the NEST responders.

The crawl tracks and the NEST responders.

The nest 28 TEAM for the group photo.

The nest 28 TEAM for the group photo.

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.

The dig begins.

The dig begins.

The egg ready to go to Raleigh, NC for DNA testing.

The egg ready to go to Raleigh, NC for DNA testing.

The sea turtle nest #29 team for the group photo.

The sea turtle nest #29 team for the group photo.