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Monday, October 2, 2023

Inventory result on NMB endangered Green Sea Turtle nest

 Great inventory results for this endangered Green Sea Turtle nest.  Green Sea Turtles are the second largest Sea Turtles species.   A very special nest as this was the first documented Green Sea Turtle nest in NMB.  Loggerhead Sea Turtle are the typical Sea Turtle that nest on the NMB beaches.

With the threat of high king tides and tropical storm Idalia this Green Sea Turtle nest had been a very big concern.  With the lucky stars in our favor, this nest emerged in time to allow an inventory to be done before this storm hit.

Time is off the essence so a morning inventory on this Green Sea Turtle Nest.

During the inventory, 9 Green Sea Turtle Hatchlings were found in the nest that had not been able to make it out of the nest.

The Hatchlings are released on the beach so they can make it into the Ocean on their own.

And they are on their way

All Sea Turtles are endangered, they are Federally and State protected.  Special guidelines, training and permits are required to work with Nesting Sea Turtles, Nest, Hatchlings and stranded Sea Turtles.

If you encounter a Sea Turtle or Hatchling in NMB or Briarcliffe areas, please call the NMB STP Hotline




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