Emerald Isle NC 2016 Turtle Protection Program


Emerald Isle NC Sea Turtle Protection Program 2016 Season


The Sea Turtle Nesting & Hatching Season is from May 1st to October 31st here in Emerald Isle.  We wanted to send out an annual reminder of proper behavior regarding the sea turtles.

General Sea Turtle Nesting Information as provided by Turtle Protection Program Coordinators Pam Minnick and Emilie Zucker.

For more information please click here.

May 1st thru October 31st is Sea Turtle Nesting & Hatching Season in Emerald Isle, NC

Please HELP by observing the following:

* FILL IN ALL HOLES that your children dig (mother turtles can get stuck AND people walking at night can be seriously injured?

* REMOVE tents, toys and beach gear overnight!

* KEEP OUTSIDE LIGHTS OFF at night (they disturb nesting mother turtles and distract hatching baby turtles toward the light but away from the ocean which is where they need to go)

* PICK UP TRASH especially plastic bags (turtles think they are jellyfish which is their main food source and eat them and get sick)

* FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL in North Carolina (the noise keeps mother turtles from coming on shore to nest and disturbs baby turtles during hatching)

* CALL THE EMERALD ISLE NC POLICE at 252-354-2021 if you see a nesting or hatching turtle or anyone disturbing a marked turtle nest area

No flashlights or flash photography…If you see a nesting or hatching sea turtle please STAY QUIET, sit down and enjoy the show !!


While you are visiting Emerald Isle NC please look at the homes for sale in the area…you just might find your DREAM home!

Kathryn Gorham | Watson-Matthews Real Estate | Emerald Isle North Carolina
2010 President Women’s Council of REALTORS® Crystal Coast Chapter
2010 Carteret County REALTOR® of the Year
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