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UPDATE: A beach goer from Michigan saw the mother turtle laying eggs and sent us this video. Watch carefully to the end.


Second nest of the day!!  Also ATV rider Bob M found his second nest of the year!  Congratulations Bob!!

ATV rider Bob M found his second nest of the season. Behind the ATV is volunteer, Billy the Greek

Nest 22 came with no surprises. Eggs were found quickly and everyone had a ton of fun.

Volunteers plot their strategy to find the eggs.

Digging commences

Eggs found on hole #2

DNA egg is handed off to our President Tony Parisi

Our ACE scribe

Happy volunteers

The spectacular Team 22. Thanks to all for excellent work!





  • nest number: 22
  • town: Kill Devil Hills
  • date eggs laid: 07/17/2023
  • actual emergence date: 9/5/2023
  • live hatchlings: 122
  • total eggs: 131

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