First Nest of the Season!!!!

It was a peaceful night up on the 4-wheel drive beach with the moon lighting up the sand.  Our wonderful Currituck deputies notice a sea turtle emerge onto the beach and head for the dunes.  They called the NEST hotline and protected her as she pushed through some deep truck ruts.  NEST personnel headed up the beach to take over and mark off the nest so cars would not get in mom or the nests way.

Loggerhead mom laying her eggs in the nest

She finished up around 3am and headed back to the ocean for a little R & R after a hard nights work. Early the next morning our response team of Kevin and Courtney came up to complete the nest duties and secure the area.

Nest site and tracks as the sun is rising to a new day

 

Responding team to the first nest of the season!

Happy Birthday to our next generation of Loggerhead turtles

 

 

  • nest number: 1
  • town: Swan Beach - 4 wheel drive
  • date eggs laid: 06/01/2020
  • actual emergence date: 8/13/2020
  • live hatchlings: 25
  • total eggs: 121

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