Turtle-nesting season draws to close

Published: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 01:08 PM.

Craig said they don’t typically see nests purposely disturbed but they can be damaged by animals or by accident.

“Most of the time everyone is very helpful and responsive,” he said.

Craig said the program’s volunteers will continue to monitor the nests along 13 miles of beach strand daily through August.

While there could be a few more nests in the upcoming month, Emerald Isle has already seen its number of nests increase after a low last year.

“We came off a record low of 10 last year to 13 so far this year,” he said.

Emerald Isle saw its first nest hatch on July 26 and excavated a second nest on Tuesday.

Elsewhere on Bogue Banks, one nest has been recorded at each Pine Knoll Shores and the Indian Beach/Salter Path area.

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