This mama turtle wasn’t bothered by fireworks. When you have eggs to lay you have to find a beach!!
Just as we started to contemplate about where to start digging for the nest Karen Clark (KC) of the NC Wildlife Commission arrived!! Mama turtle couldn’t outsmart KC and we found the eggs quickly.
After some discussion, we decided to relocate this nest. If a nest is in an area susceptible to high erosion, below the average high tideline, laid under a sloughing escarpment or in an area of unusual activity the nest is relocated. The relocation site should be as close as possible to the original site.
- nest number: 10
- town: Kill Devil Hills
- date eggs laid: 07/05/2018
- begin monitoring: 08/28/2018
- actual emergence date: 8/29/18
- live hatchlings: 111
- total eggs: 116
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