Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Patrol  

If you see nesting, hatching, or stranded sea turtles, call the EI Police non-emergency number at: 252-354-2021

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PLEASE NOTE: We do not disclose the specific locations of the nest for the safety of the turtles. But if you should see a nest while walking on the beach, respect it from outside the protection tape, and if we are sitting waiting for the nest to hatch, please join us.

We are authorized to operate as the Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Patrol by the NCWLRC.

2018 Nesting Season - Number of Nests: 13

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Make checks out to:
Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Patrol

Mail donations to:

Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Patrol
312 West Firetower Rd
Peletier, NC 28584

We are a 501(c)(3) charity; your donation is tax deductible.

Your donations help us purchase the items below.


Tape ensures that we mark off the boundary of the nest and the trench that the hatchlings travel to get to the ocean.


Gloves protect the turtles from human diseases and humans from turtle diseases.

Stakes and Boards

Stakes are used to mark off the boundary of the nest and trench. The boards are used to encircle the nest and help the turtles head toward the ocean.


We use buckets to transport any turtles who need rehabilitation to the Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium.