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OBX Cold Stun Stranding Is Second Largest Since Volunteer Surveys Began in 2010!

By Chris Pruitt     It’s been a busy winter for the N.E.S.T. Stranding Response Team and our volunteers at the STAR (Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation) Center at the North Carolina Aquarium.   To quote, Karen Clark (KC), Community Science Specialist with the NC...

Sea Turtle Lovers Raise Money for N.E.S.T.

Sea turtle lovers, Tabor and Nadia, after a lot of hard work sold $272 worth of lemonade to benefit N.E.S.T.!  Thank you so very much!! And the proceeds were accompanied with some beautiful artwork!.

The 2022 nesting season has started off at a fast pace!

By Chris Pruitt Last year, the first nest was found on June 12.  This year it was found Memorial Day weekend, followed closely by a second.  As of June 23, we have 12 nests confirmed, vs. only 4 at the same time in 2021. Another unusual thing is the number of false...

Remembering Our Founder, Amelia “Millie” Overman

One person can make a difference and everyone should try.” John F. Kennedy It all started with one woman who made it her mission to ensure that endangered sea turtles received appropriate care. In so doing, she enlisted the help of the entire community, creating a...




N.E.S.T. is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of sea turtles and other protected marine wildlife on the Outer Banks of North Carolina from the Virginia line to south Nags Head. **** N.E.S.T.’s work is done under and is in compliance with Endangered Species Act Permit 22ST10 and complies with all NCWRC permit requirements   


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