Happy First Day of Nesting Season!!!
No turtle activity today, but it won’t be long! From now on we will not email the Morning Patrol report unless there is activity. We picked up some trash and put out a still smoldering bonfire. The King tides this week did cause some mid-beach escarpment ledges in a few areas.
FYI: 4 of our Morning Patrol will be assisting Oak Island in the night patrolling of Oak Island’s Dredge/Nourishment Project. The project was extended until May 15th at this time. We had experience with this in 2018 and are happy to help out our neighbors! Let’s all hope and pray the turtles are safe during this time.
Wednesday we had a large dead Loggerhead at the East Point. It had been cut in half from head to tail. We were of course worried that it had been dredge related, but our state biologist said it looked like a large boat or ship strike.