Editor’s Blog: Sea Turtles Nest Records are Being Shattered – But Why?

A sea turtle nest excavation. NPS Photo

This summer, coastal newspapers all around the country boasted headlines of record-breaking sea turtle nests along their local beaches. These headlines were especially prevalent in communities along the shorelines of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, which includes are our own home turf of the Outer Banks.

As of the first week of August, (and this number inches up every day), there have been 444 nests recorded along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which includes 422 loggerhead turtles, 21 green turtles, and

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