Nest 22 was the second nest along with two false crawls found in Nags Head this Sunday morning!! Yahoo!  The false crawls give us hope of more nests to come.

Nest 22 – mother turtle crawled up a 5 foot escarpment to lay her nest

On her way back to the ocean, mother turtle crawled right over her nest and made finding the eggs a bit tricky but Team 22 took it in stride!

With a big grin Team leader, Stephanie W,  finds the eggs.

Because the nest was laid in a highly erodible area of the beach the team decided to relocate the 132 eggs in the nest to higher ground.

Loggerhead egg

Congratulations Team 22:  Sue and Bill F,  Colleen P, Darlene J, John C and Stephanie W. for a job well done!!

AND   Many thanks to visitor Marie for bringing out cold water to Team 22!!

  • nest number: 22
  • town: Nags Head
  • date eggs laid: 08/01/2021
  • actual emergence date: 10/4/2021
  • live hatchlings: 117
  • total eggs: 132

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