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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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  • EISTP has received permission to start the Turtle Patrol Walking Season as usual on May 1.

    We will be practicing social distancing other recommendations mandated by the city, county, and state.

    Due to COVID-19, we cannot accept new volunteers at this time.

    NOTE: The above is subject to change at any time.
     

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

2018 Nest 1 - Kemp's Ridley
Classic "boil" hatching.

2018 Nest 1 - Kemp's Ridley
Down the trench to the ocean.

2018 Nest 1 - Kemp's Ridley
Excavating 3 days after hatching.

2018 Nest 1 - Kemp's Ridley
Turtle released during excavation.

Aquarium Turtle Release
Getting to the beach.

Aquarium Turtle Release
Ready to go.

Aquarium Turtle Release
Almost there.

Aquarium Turtle Release
Going back home.

After laying eggs.

Turtle tracks.

Verifying presence of eggs.

Eggs found/relocating.

Emerging from the nest.

Getting ready to come out.

Down the trench.

To the ocean.

Excavating

On their way.

Counting.

To the ocean.