In the span of two days in early January 2016, volunteers patrolling the sound side of Hatteras Island off the coast of North Carolina found 349 cold-stunned turtles. All but two were juvenile green sea turtles, probably three to five years old.
Nest #22 is a complete mystery. There are only eye-witness reports that some 100 hatchlings came out of a nest in Southern Shores. Attempts to learn more by excavating a nest failed when researchers could not locate one in the area.