Some lucky residents of Nags Head in the wee hours saw momma turtle lay her eggs and crawl back into the ocean.  Wow!  what a site.  Our trusty band of nesters responded to an early morning call to verify the nest.

The search for eggs is on!!


Billy wants to know where the eggs are

In a few minutes the egg chamber was located, the data logger was placed inside the nest, and the ground water monitoring pipe (piezometer) was installed.  Our recorder Brenda made sure we stayed on course and collected all that required data!

Our recorder Brenda looks on as Peggy drives in rebar to tie the data logger to

The proud responders for 2018 Nest 6



  • nest number: 06
  • town: Nags Head
  • date eggs laid: 06/29/2018
  • begin monitoring: 08/22/2018
  • actual emergence date: 09/01/2018
  • live hatchlings: 32
  • total eggs: 42

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