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DNA project links individual female loggerheads, nests

The article below was originally published here: During any given summer on North Carolina beaches, volunteers comb the shores for evidence of freshly laid sea turtle nests. As...

Thanks to One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning of OBX New ATV Joins N.E.S.T. Fleet!!

N.E.S.T. very sincerely thanks One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning for it’s extremely generous donation of a brand new 4WD Tracker 450 ATV! If you look carefully, you can see the ATV has sea turtles drawn on its "skin." How cool is that! It will join the other...

Its Time for Holiday Giving!

December 2023 Dear N.E.S.T. Partner, I hope this letter finds you well. We are reaching out to you today to request any support you can provide. N.E.S.T. is committed to protecting and conserving sea turtles on the Outer Banks and we’ve been working hard to fulfill...

Educating the Next Generation of N.E.S.T. Volunteers

By Holly Robinson and Louise Vance Dare County teachers are now using the sea turtle curriculum developed by N.E.S.T. to teach students about our beautiful sea turtles in all FIVE elementary schools. The curriculum project began in 2017 at Kitty Hawk Elementary (KHES)...




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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