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