Our second nest of the season was laid in Corolla.  The turtle mom spent a great deal of time nesting as her incoming tracks were nearly completely erased on the left side of the picture by the incoming tide which peaked at 9:38 pm but her outgoing tracks were clearly visible down to the ocean when it was a lower tide early the next morning.

Track and nesting site for Loggerhead Mom

The Loggerhead Turtle mom had some unusual tracks possibly due to a flipper issue?

Unusual Loggerhead turtle tracks

Eggs were found!

Loggerhead mom picked a great spot her nest as it is tucked up close to the dunes.  NEST ATV driver Bill and NEST responder Shannon show off the newly secured site.

Great job on nest #2

 

  • nest number: 2
  • town: Corolla
  • date eggs laid: 06/08/2020
  • actual emergence date: 8/18/2020
  • live hatchlings: 57
  • total eggs: 131

See all active nests