On Sunday, July 22 at 10 a.m. Cape Hatteras National Seashore biologists will perform a sea turtle nest excavation near the Frisco bathhouse on the southern edge of Frisco. This event is open to the public, and the nest can be found by turning left from the bathhouse parking area and ramp, and walking about 100 yards.
During an excavation, biologists dig up the recently hatched nest, count empty eggshells, and collect unhatched eggs for research. Live and dead hatchlings are occasionally found during these excavations. While the biologists perform their examination of the nest, a park ranger will present a program on sea turtles and share what the biologists have found.
The excavation event may be canceled due to inclement weather. For updates, call 252-475-9629 or check the Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CapeHatterasNS/ on Sunday morning for updates.