Our week long dry spell has been broken!!  Two nests in one day!!  The mother turtle of nest 19 put on a show for visitors and NESTers alike. She was spotted laying her eggs on the beach and the NEST hotline was called. Volunteers joined beach goers

A NEST volunteer and a beachgoer (Maria on right) watched mama turtle lay her eggs and then came back the next morning for the verification of eggs and eventual relocation! Wow!! Thank you!!!

The nest needed to be relocated as it was laid in a beach nourishment area.

The eggs of Nest 19 are packed up and ready to go to their new nest!!  We place the traveling eggs in egg cartons to keep them safe during transport.

Nest 19 team


  • nest number: 19
  • town: Nags Head
  • date eggs laid: 07/10/2019
  • begin monitoring: 09/03/2019
  • total eggs: 139

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