Thursday, July 7

We are HAPPY to report Nest #63 was laid in a safe location.  You will see from the pictures that a new member, George, was quite excited to see the process and to hold the DNA egg!

We are SAD to report we found a large dead Loggerhead in front of the OKI Villas.  By the tail length we think it is a male.  Their tails extend beyond their carapace.  His carapace was 87cm long (34.2 inches) and 84cm long (33 inches).   He was the victim of a propeller strike.  We want to extend our thanks to Brian from Caswell Beach Public Works (who by the way is also a CBTW Member) for helping us carry and bury the turtle with the tractor.  He made the job much easier!

**This conservation work for protected sea turtles on Caswell Beach is authorized by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (ES Permit 22ST03).

The following are of the deceased Loggerhead