August 4, 2018 marks the discovery of sea turtle nest 21.

Tim marks the spot where he thinks the nest egg chamber is

Because the nest was laid by mama Loggerhead below the high tide line,  Karen Clark, NC Wildlife Resource Commission (NCWRC) made the decision that it should be relocated to higher ground

John C. begins the dig with Brenda handling the record keeping data and Tim and John J. ready to assist

The 88 eggs are safely made ready to move a relocation site which was out of harm’s way.

John J. finsishes up takeing the eggs out of the original nest with Tim assisting and John C. educating a visitor



(left) Rich awaits the DNA egg for transport while (we think) John C. explains what is happening OR how big a fish he caught and John J. begins putting the eggs in the new and improved nest.

As procedure one egg shell is taken for DNA testing to see of mama sea turtle has laid multiple nests and if so where she laid them.

Nest 21 response team members (from left) John J., Brenda, The Suz, Tim and John C.

The smiling response team poses for a group picture and all head home to await the next N.E.S.T. response call.

  • nest number: 21
  • town: SNH
  • date eggs laid: 08/04/2018
  • begin monitoring: 09/27/2018
  • actual emergence date: 10/3/18
  • live hatchlings: 6
  • total eggs: 88

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