A Kemps Ridley made a long trek to her nesting site on one of our Corolla beaches. it is uncommon for Kemps to nest on the Outer Banks. Kemps Ridleys are the most endangered of all sea turtles

Unlike loggerheads and many other sea turtles, Kemps often lay eggs during the day.  This gives many a chance to get a clear close up view of the process.  It usually takes mama about an hour to an hour and a half to get the job done and then she is back in the ocean never to see her offspring again!

Mama concentrating on her mission!

NEST Volunteer team #9!!!


  • nest number: 9
  • town: Corolla
  • date eggs laid: 06/15/2019
  • begin monitoring: 08/09/2019
  • actual emergence date: NA
  • live hatchlings: 8
  • total eggs: 136

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