Virtual Nest Excavation Friday Morning

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See a Virtual Sea Turtle Nest Excavation!

Every summer, sea turtles visit the beaches of Cape Hatteras to lay their nests. This year we have had over 200 nests laid on the seashore with many already beginning to hatch. 

One of the ways your national park staff helps these turtles is by gathering data after the nest hatches. Because of current social distancing guidelines, your park staff are not able to hold the public sea turtle nest excavations you love to see each summer - not to worry though, we're bringing it to you virtually!

Click here to join us on Facebook this Friday, September 4th at 10:00am to view a virtual sea turtle nest excavation in your park! 

During this excavation, a park biologist will dig up a recently hatched nest, count the empty shells, and collect unhatched eggs for research. Park staff will also share information about the sea turtles that nest on these beaches as well explaining what is going on during the excavation.

Virtual Nest Excavation Friday Morning

*This event may be postponed or cancelled due to inclement weather.

Please stay tuned to the Facebook event page for any updates on the date and time of this excavation.

Don't Forget: Adopt A Nest is Here!

Thank you to each of you who have adopted a sea turtle nest since we announced the program last week! 

We still have nests available for adoption, click here to learn more and adopt your nest today.

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