Two nests in one day and both mother turtles put on a show for beachgoers!!

Momma headed to her nesting site

Momma laying her eggs

Beautiful nest 26

Visitors to the Outer Banks even put up their beach canopy to help mark off the spot and protect the nest until grateful volunteers could come in the morning.  We really appreciated the shade too!!!

Nest volunteers working under the canopy

Hardworking team of Nest 26

  • nest number: 26
  • town: Southern Shores
  • date eggs laid: 08/02/2019
  • begin monitoring: 09/26/2019
  • total eggs: Lost to Hurricane Dorian

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