2018 Nests

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.



LAID- incubating

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

Desert Stretch

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