An Outer Banks visitor walking the beach in search of sea glass came across a set of turtle tracks and called the NEST Hot Line after seeing one of our signs at another nest on the beach. The responding team rushed to the site to begin the work of finding eggs and collecting data.
In each nest we place a data logger to collect hourly temperatures within the nest site as the eggs incubate. This information is useful in understanding how real life temperatures impact development times and viability of turtle embryos.
The final stage is to secure the nest site and wait until the hatchlings make their way out of the sand and head for the ocean to travel the world
- nest number: 6
- town: Corolla
- date eggs laid: 06/19/2020
- actual emergence date: 8/10/2020
- live hatchlings: 110
- total eggs: 131
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