You can adopt a nest on Ocean Isle Beach by making a $100 donation to the Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Protection Organization.
- Adoption of a nest does not convey ownership of the nest
- Nests will be assigned to nest adoptors on a first come basis
- Any nest requiring relocation will be relocated in accordance with the Handbook for Sea Turtle volunteers in North Carolina, Rev. 2006
A nest adoption:
- may name the nest (within accepted respectful guidelines)
- may choose to participate as part of the nest team with nest parent training
- will receive a Nest Adoption Certificate
- will receive the nest sign with nest information after the nest is closed out.
The Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Protection Organization is responsible for total nest management.