ATV rider John J found this early morning nest

This was the second nest found on 7/10/19. What a great turtle day!!

The nest site is surrounded by orange flags.  You can see the long crawl from the ocean to the nest.

Looking for eggs!

After a short time digging Pam M found the nest.  But what?? only a single egg??? What happened?? The team decided to do some more investigation. About 8 inches away we found the main nest. We placed the lone egg in with the rest of the nest, put in our equipment and reburied the nest.

Mike T was our scribe. Thank you Mike!!!

Thank you team 20!!!

Update: Excavation of Nest 20!! 9/4/19

The tireless volunteers of team 20 excavated this very successful nest just in time to miss Dorian!!  Here are some great pictures I received from Lynn P. of the team’s work and some happy hatchlings

Digging up the nest

Release of live hatchlings found in the nest

Down the runway!

Getting close

Look close! Hatchling in the water!!



  • nest number: 20
  • town: Kitty Hawk
  • date eggs laid: 07/10/2019
  • begin monitoring: 09/03/2019
  • actual emergence date: 9/3/19
  • live hatchlings: 108
  • total eggs: 115

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