We appreciate your patience in July, August and September as our focus will be protecting sea turtles on OIB. Updates to this page may be delayed during the most active days each month.
Just as expectant mothers, hatchlings emergence date is an estimate. Our average emergence date is day 57. Nests can and do go early or later based on when they are laid. Sometimes, the hatchlings emerge and race to the water in minutes. Other times, it takes hours for them to make it to the water.
WATCHING -within estimated hatching window but hatchlings have not emerged from the nest.
EMERGED – hatchlings have begun to emerge from the nest. Our teams are still watching the nest for additional hatchlings.
CLOSED- Nest contents have been inventoried and removed from the beach.
Below is the most up to date information for on nests on OIB. During nesting season, we do our best to update this page as soon as possible. We hope you understand our focus will be protecting sea turtles causing updates to be delayed.
|Nest #||Nest Name||Sponsor||Address||Status|
|1||In honor of Deb and Jim Boyce. Celebrating 20 years of dedication to protecting sea turtles on OIB.||OIBSTPO||272 E 1st Street||CLOSED 69 hatchlings|
|2||Oceans Massage and Skin Care||Cindy Erhardt and Shelly Mayo||27 Ocean Isle Blvd West||CLOSED 81 hatchlings|
|3||Susie’s Sea Turtles||The Allocco Family||349 W 1st Street- Desert Stretch.||CLOSED 142 hatchlings|
|4||YC in NC||Mary Kennedy Pritchard||353 W 1st Street||CLOSED 110 hatchlings|
|5||Glory||Geri Sargent||212 E 1st Street||CLOSED 67 hatchlings|
|6||In memory of Storm, a very special dog.||Larry and Carol Fields||40 E 1st Street||CLOSED 95 hatchlings|
|7||5 Cousins (Ella, Emma, Kenzie, Kelly and Owen) that love OIB||Tom Wolfe and Kristin Crowly||355 W 1st
|CLOSED 111 hatchlings|
|8||Hoosier Hatchlings||Leininger, Zickgraf, Jines & Porter Families||135 W 1st Street||CLOSED 115 hatchlings|
|9||I Turtley love my Grandchildren-Bay, Ally & Misa||“Nana” Diane Honeycutt||89 W 1st Street||CLOSED 99 hatchlings|
|10||Ohio/Texas Cousins||Wilma Edwards Family||89 W 1st Street||CLOSED 40 hatchlings|
|11||Mar y Sol||The Thomas Family||54 E 1st Street||CLOSED 112 hatchlings|
|12||Brother Bill||Peter and Ginny Maguire||95 Ocean Isle West||CLOSED 65 hatchlings|
|13||In memory of Linda Ann||Deb and Fulton Allen||135 W 1st Street||CLOSED 107 hatchlings|
|14||Sparkling Rainbows||Y-Princesses Raleigh||119 Ocean Isle West||CLOSED 94 hatchlings|
|15||Opie’s Baby Turtles||Linda and Randy Becker||460 E 2nd Street||CLOSED 100 hatchlings|
|16||Papa’s Pride||Steve and Julie Kinner||378 E 1st Street||CLOSED 90 hatchlings|
|17||Honoring the selfless dedication to sea turtles of Peter and Ginny Maguire||Art & Donna Breitenstein||438 E 1st Street||CLOSED 107 hatchings|
|18||Mimi’s Little Cubbies||Marsha Kelly||273 W 1st Street||CLOSED 70 hatchlings|
|19||Mary’s Memories||Dick & Joanne Vogel||277 W 1st Street||CLOSED 79 hatchlings|
|20||“Live With No Regrets” In Memory of Shawn Yoho.||The Pitts Family||440 E 1st Street||CLOSED 95 hatchlings|
|21||Mamaw’s Turtles in Memory of Sharon Campbell. Roanoke, Va||The Langford, Hennis, Sprouse and Routt Families.||164 E 1st Street||CLOSED- status of hatchlings unknown. Egg chamber could not be located after storm|
|22||Sea Sisters||The Kiser-White Family||468 E 3rd St||CLOSED|
|23||Granna’s Goofballs||The Sylvia/Heleen Family|
|24||Daddy’s Girls||The Sylvia/Heleen Family|
|25||West Second Wave Runners||Dax, Amos, Addison and Mack Welborn|
|26||Makin’ Tracks to the Sea||Carolina Breezes from the Gommel, Moretz & Spratt families.|
|27||In celebration of Lila, Christopher, Jack, Annie, Tatum and Charlie||The Ratts Nest|
|28||Tower Hill School||Tower Hill Tots|
|29||In Memory of Samuel Nelson Read||Emily Read|