August 24, 2010

Bald Head Island Times: Leatherback Nest Excavation Uncovers a Surprise

Posted By: Christi Golder
Posted: August 23, 2010

Earlier this week, under the cover of darkness, and without human witness, Bald Head Island’s first recorded leatherback turtle nest hatched...

This past Saturday night, volunteers from the Bald Head Island Conservancy, led by Environmental Educator Maureen Dewire, excavated the nest to see if any turtles remained. To their delight, and to the delight of a crowd of around 250 people gathered on East Beach, one live baby leatherback was found...

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