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.
Nest #3 had several surprises in store for a crew of NEST volunteers.