Record sea turtle nests reported by USFWS

By on September 24, 2021

USFWS in North Carolina

Loggerhead hatchlings emerging from a nest. (Photo by Rebecca Harrison/USFWS)

The US Fish & Wildlife Service in NC reports on Sept. 24 that it has been a record year for sea turtle nest at the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Here are the details.

“Sea Turtle nesting season is coming to a close. Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge saw a record year! With 47 nests, 45 Loggerheads and 2 Green Sea Turtles, this is the most nests we’ve observed in 41 years. Special thanks to all our Turtle Patrol riders for monitoring nesting activities all season! Now is the time for hatchlings to emerge and make their way to the ocean for a long journey.”





  • Browny Douglas

    I’m still looking for the picture I took of a mahi I caught that had ingested 37 (thirty seven) small turtles.

    Sunday, Sep 26 @ 11:43 am
  • hightider

    Wow! Now that is news…wish I had been able to see that, although sorry for the little guys…

    Saturday, Oct 2 @ 8:53 pm