Network for Endangered Sea Turtles 24 HR. HOTLINE 252-441-8622

Momma sea turtle laid a perfect nest.  A wonderful part time resident, Eleanor, saw the tracks on her early morning beach run.  She excitedly called the NEST Hotline, and a team was quickly dispatched to the site.

With perfect crawl tracks , body pit and thrown sand it was easy to determine where the eggs were located.  The team began digging and after just a few tries, Lilly found the egg chamber.

Looking for the egg chamber

Eggs are found!







The team went to work placing temperature data loggers, taking measurements and establishing a perimeter.

Adding data logger into the nest

Nest #39 responding team happily posed for a group picture and eagerly await the emergence of hatchlings in a couple of months!

  • nest number: 39
  • town: Duck
  • date eggs laid: 08/08/2022
  • actual emergence date: lost to Ian
  • live hatchlings: none
  • total eggs: unknown

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