Nest #15 boiled successfully; unfortunately, nobody was there to witness the hatchlings as they made their way to the ocean.
Nest #14 had to be moved from the high tide line. While doing so, conservationists removed one egg for a sea turtle DNA study.
Nest #12 is proceeding along normally, and there have been no surprises thus far. This in itself is very unusual for a sea turtle nest!
Even though Nest #11 was moved from a tidal depression, the ocean overwashed it, and only two hatchlings made it out of the nest.
Sea turtle conservationists tried to keep Nest #10 as “natural” as possible, but it was hit by several washovers; its eggs never developed.
Nest #9, laid on the 4th of July, is the first nest in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in several years.
Nest #7 is a mysterious nest—no one saw it laid, and several washovers means that it has an uncertain future.
Nest #6 was a “double nest,” which is unusual to begin with. The fact that nest monitors completely missed the boil was even stranger.
Nest #5 was a turtle conservationist’s dream-come-true, beginning with a rare daylight nest and ending with live turtles at excavation.
This second nest on Nag’s Head had to be relocated after it was laid close to the high tide line.