OBX Sea Turtles (2015) – Nest #14

Nest #14 had to be moved from the high tide line. While doing so, conservationists removed one egg for a sea turtle DNA study.

OBX Sea Turtles (2015) – Nest #12

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!

OBX Sea Turtles (2015) – Nest #11

Even though Nest #11 was moved from a tidal depression, the ocean overwashed it, and only two hatchlings made it out of the nest.

OBX Sea Turtles (2015) – Nest #10

Sea turtle conservationists tried to keep Nest #10 as “natural” as possible, but it was hit by several washovers; its eggs never developed.

OBX Sea Turtles (2015) – Nest #9

Nest #9, laid on the 4th of July, is the first nest in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in several years.

OBX Sea Turtles (2015) – Nest #7

Nest #7 is a mysterious nest—no one saw it laid, and several washovers means that it has an uncertain future.

OBX Sea Turtles (2015) – Nest #6

Nest #6 was a “double nest,” which is unusual to begin with. The fact that nest monitors completely missed the boil was even stranger.

OBX Sea Turtles (2015) – Nest #5

Nest #5 was a turtle conservationist’s dream-come-true, beginning with a rare daylight nest and ending with live turtles at excavation.

OBX Sea Turtles (2015) – Nest #4

This second nest on Nag’s Head had to be relocated after it was laid close to the high tide line.

OBX Sea Turtles (2015) – Nest #3

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

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