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

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.

Digging for 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.