Record-breaking green sea turtle nest discovered at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. – OBX Today

Sea turtle tracks coming up the beach and zig-zagging through the sand, a bodypit or “fluffy” sand pile from the turtle covering her eggs on the bottom right, and then her final tracks returning to the ocean. The second image shows the eggs laid at the top of the nest. (NPS/M. Baker)
On Sunday morning, a Green sea turtle nest was found by biologists with the National Park Service (NPS).

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.

By looking at her crawl patterns, this Green sea turtle crawled erratically before deciding where to lay her eggs.