By Submitted Story on September 2, 2020
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 a number of those having already hatched.
Join us and our friends at Outer Banks Forever here on Facebook on Friday, September 4 at 10:00 am as we will be streaming a sea turtle nest excavation. During this excavation, a park biologist will dig up one of these recently hatched nests, count the empty shells, and collect unhatched eggs for research. Live and dead hatchlings are occasionally found during these excavations. During this event, park staff will share information about the sea turtles that nest on these beaches as well explaining what is going on during the excavation.
*This event may be postponed or cancelled due to inclement weather. Please stay tuned to this event page for any updates on the date and time of this excavation.