Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Patrol  

If you see nesting, hatching, or stranded sea turtles, call the EI Police non-emergency number at: 252-354-2021

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PLEASE NOTE: We do not disclose the specific locations of the nest for the safety of the turtles. But if you should see a nest while walking on the beach, respect it from outside the protection tape, and if we are sitting waiting for the nest to hatch, please join us.

We are authorized to operate as the Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Patrol by the NCWLRC.

2018 Nesting Season - Number of Nests: 13

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About EI Sea Turtle Patrol

The main objective of the Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Patrol (EISTP) is to oversee and monitor the safety, process, and progress of sea turtles and their nests during the sea turtle nesting season (1 May – 30 Sep) over a 13-mile beach shoreline. The EISTP is sanctioned by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) and is a non-profit organization with a 5-Member Board Committee for budgetary manners. The EISTP is a volunteer-based organization and does not discriminate against any gender, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, or religion. All volunteers must be 18 years or older to participate as a volunteer.

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