2016 sea turtle nest #34

2016 sea turtle nest #34

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. The now all seasoned response team quickly...

False Crawl Weekend

Things finally seemed to slow down… or did they? We had a turtle come in to Corolla Saturday morning but she didn’t lay eggs (even though she came all the way and up the beach, even crawling up the dune some!).  Then, she (or another mom??) arrived Sunday,...

Sea turtle nest 30, 31, 32 and 33

The sea turtle nest record has been broken and broken and broken! The previous record number of sea turtle nests  ... well, some say 26 and some say 27, but the 2016 sea turtle nests monitored by N.E.S.T. is now at 33. 30 and 31 were both discovered on the early...

2016 sea turtle nests 27, 28 and 29

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...

Nest #25 and #26 both found in Duck

Tuesday, July 12th This morning our Duck ATV rider called in and announced he had not just a crawl, but a turtle!  She was still covering her nest site when he came across her crawl on the beach. (Photos to come when things calm down.) The day wasn’t over for...