Nags Head may not have the most nests so far this year but it certainly has the biggest! As Bob M was on his ATV patrolling the Nags Head beach this morning he spotted this huge green nest. Congratulations Bob!
Greens are noted for wandering crawls far up on the beach profile, big body pits and big nest mounds. As you might expect they are also bigger than our typical loggerheads, 3 to 4 ft long and 300 to 350 lbs. Loggerheads come in at around 250 lbs and 3 ft long.
The eggs in this nest were very difficult to find even for a green – crazy crawl, big disrupted mound. After all its a green!
This nest was not only huge but it was also deep, a whopping 55 cm!
- nest number: 22
- town: Nags Head
- date eggs laid: 07/04/2022
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