Mother sea turtle took a short crawl and laid her nest too close to the high tide line. Leader, Stephanie W, thought perhaps the short crawl was due to the heavy load the mother sea turtle was carrying, a big nest of 158 eggs, and her small size, her tracks were a narrow 75 cm wide. In short order, Team 16 decided the nest needed to be relocated to higher ground.

Peggy b and Joe M find the eggs and get ready to relocate the nest.

The temperature data logger is installed in the relocated nest.

Superstar Team 16

  • nest number: 16
  • town: Kill Devil Hills
  • date eggs laid: 07/21/2021
  • actual emergence date: 9/18/2021
  • live hatchlings: 60
  • total eggs: 155

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