Day 50

posted: August 7, 2022, 2:02 PM

This is a "collared" nest. We currently have many of these on the beach. A nest is collared when landscape edging is placed around the nest to help keep hatchlings from walking towards the dunes. A trench is dug as a "highway to the ocean" for the hatchlings. Nests are collared by Turtle Patrol members 50 days after the mother laid the eggs. Turtle Patrol members will watch these nests each evening in anticipation of the hatching. Stop by and visit and learn more about the sea turtles that nest on our beach.

**This conservation work for protected sea turtles on Holden Beach is authorized by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (ES Permit 22ST11) **

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