NEST 21, WE WIN
August 4, 2018 marks the discovery of sea turtle nest 21.
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
The 88 eggs are safely made ready to move a relocation site which was out of harm’s way.
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.
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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