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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. 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- verified nest.
WATCHING -within estimated hatching window but hatchlings have not emerged from the nest.
EMERGED – While not in real time- hatchlings have been reported to emerge from the nest. Our teams will continue carefully monitor the nest.
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||Oceans Massage and Skin Care||Cindy Erhardt||
303 W 1st Street
|2||In Memory of Samuel Nelson Read||Emily Read||172 E 1st Street||LAID|
The Lecchini Loggerheads
|Allocco Family||158E 1st Street||LAID|
|4||Nana Turtley Loves Her Grandchildren- Bay, Ally and Misa||Diane Honeycutt||86 E 1st Street||LAID|
|5||Grammy’s Hatchlings||Kelly Courtney||239 W 1st Street||LAID|
|6||Surface Interval||Steve Cason & Stacy Dedinas||63 Ocean Isle West||LAID|
|7||Wolfe Family’s 5 Cousins||Ginny & Tom Wolfe|
|8||8 is Great! In honor of Hope & John Schneider’s 50th Anniversary and their 8 grandchildren: Elise, Natalie, Braden, Marie, Brian, Janie, Hayley and Zachary||Heather Arnold|
|9||Re and Sonny’s Happy Hatchlings||In Honor of my parents Pam and Frank Bahnson|
|10||Bill’s Nest||The Maguire’s and Breightenstein’s|
|11||nid d’Boulanger||In Honor of Phil Baker’s Birthday|
|12||Hoosier Hatchlings||Leininger, Zickgraf, Jines & Porter Families|
|13||In Memory of Linda Ann||Deb and Fulton Allen|
|14||Safe Travels||Bobby and Becky Clutts|
|15||Mamaw’s Tiny Turtles- In Memory of Sharon Campbell of Roanoke, VA||Love, the Langford, Hennis, Sprouse and Routt Families|
|16||“Live with No Regrets” in memory of Shawn Yoho||Jeff, Melissa, Hannah and Josh Pitts|
|17||In Memory of Pop||Peter and Ginny Maguire|
|18||The Beardslee Family||William & Catherine Beardslee|
|19||Jasper’s Splashers||Larry and Carol Fields|
|20||Bishop-Bradford Beach Bums||Bishop and Bradford Families|
|21||West Second Wave Runners||The Welborn’s- Dax, Amos, Addison, Mack and Brooks|
|22||Tower Hill Tots||Tower Hill School|
The Rausch House- in Loving Memory of Joe Rausch
|Beth & Simon, John & Pam, Gail & Jim|
|24||Sand Dwellers Babies||Candice L DoEpp|
|26||The Winds Beach Resort||The Winds Beach Resort|