According to the NPS, this is a rare occurrence as it’s the latest laid sea turtle nest found at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Not only that, but it’s also the latest nest ever recorded for the state of North Carolina! The previous late nesting record for the Seashore and the state occurred October 31, 2020.
On Sunday morning, a Green sea turtle nest was found by biologists with the National Park Service (NPS).
By looking at her crawl patterns, this Green sea turtle crawled erratically before deciding where to lay her eggs.