ATV rider “one hole” Bob (who was a responder to Nest 4 this year) found his very first nest as an ATV rider this morning. Congratulations Bob! Nest 7 is the first one found in Kill Devil Hills this year. We are happy to see that mother turtles are starting to spread their nests out.
The mother turtle made short order of laying her nest coming in a straight line to her preferred site near the dunes, laying a very shallow nest and then coming straight back to the ocean. No long goodbyes to her offspring!
The Ace Team of Cathy and Kyle D along with responders Peggy B, Jo W and Joe M quickly located the nest, installed temperature data loggers and then covered it back up until it is time for the emergence of those frisky hatchlings.
- nest number: 7
- town: Kill Devil Hills
- date eggs laid: 06/28/2021
- actual emergence date: 8/27/2021
- live hatchlings: 74
- total eggs: 84
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