Well first of all I have to apologize for missing the find of Nest 5 by ATV rider, John J, on the KDH Route. John has found 2 nests this year (thank you John!!!). Before today there was a three way tie of 2 nests each between John, Lynn and Tim. This morning Tim edged ahead when he found crazy Nest 21 in Nags Head. There is still plenty of time for others to take the lead!!! Thanks to every single one of our ATV riders!!
Mama turtle not only crawled up on the dune to lay her nest but also made some wheelies on her way back to the ocean.
This nest was laid on the side of the dune and then mama turtle crawled over her nest on her way back to the ocean. It as a bit tough to find the eggs!!!
Once we had the datalogger in place and the piezometer installed and had just about finalized our work, we received notice that the nest had to be relocated. David A. aka Socrates told us that “Turtle Poop Happens.” If you see David PLEASE remember his new stature as the NEST Philosopher. The team expertly relocated the nest a few miles north.
- nest number: 21
- town: Nags Head
- date eggs laid: 07/14/2019
- begin monitoring: 09/07/2019
- actual emergence date: 9/2/19
- live hatchlings: 113
- total eggs: 135
See all active nests