By Outer Banks Voice on September 24, 2021
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.”