This conservation work for sea turtles done by Atlantic Beach Sea Turtle Project is authorized by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, ES Permit 24ST32.

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Beach Patrols

Atlantic Beach sea turtle volunteer smiling beside sea turtle tracks to a nest.
Credit: Jay Mead


Volunteers sit at sunset at a sea turtle nest that is surrounded by shade cloth to protect the hatchlings from light pollution.
Credit: Linda Holleman

Nest Response

Volunteers placing sea turtle eggs into a relocated nest on the beach.
Credit: Jay Mead

Prepping for Hatchling Emergence

Volunteers installing black shade cloth around a sea turtle nest to protect hatchlings from light pollution.
Credit: Kathy Kolasa


Volunteers wearing gloves examining the egg shells from hatched turtles at a sea turtle nest.
Credit: Jay Mead