ATV driver “Lucky” Lynn found her first nest of the year – this time in Kitty Hawk.

Mama turtle scrambled up on the beach to lay her eggs and then “walked”  right over the nest on her way out.  Nest land marks gone led to a lot of guessing as to where those eggs might be!

Incoming tracks are on the left. Mama turtle then laid her eggs, covered them up with plenty of sand and then exited right walking over the nest!

After a “few” exploratory holes were dug we found the eggs!

Dataloggers and ground water monitoring system (piezometer) were installed, measurements were taken and nest barrier was put in place.  Time for Team 8 to go home and catch up on coffee!

The patient members of Team 8

UPDATE !  6/22/2019

FOUND THIS ROCK BY THE NEST THIS MORNING. I BELIEVE THAT IT IS PART OF OBX ROCKS ! THANKS FOR SHARING WITH US. GREAT PAINTING ON THE ROCK. !

GREAT TURTLE PAINTING

 

 

  • nest number: 8
  • town: Kitty Hawk
  • date eggs laid: 06/08/2019
  • begin monitoring: 08/02/2019
  • actual emergence date: 7/31/19
  • live hatchlings: 96
  • total eggs: 119

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