Yesterday evening Amy took Lachlan to the beach for the release of five newly-hatched loggerhead turtles. They were brought to the release point in a round cooler by a park ranger.
After being set free three headed straight for the surf and were swimming away in less than five minutes. One was confused and wandered a bit in circles before being redirected. The fifth needed help negotiating footprints and other ridges in the sand.
No flash photos were allowed so as not to confuse the little guys, but we hope you enjoy the pictures above. We wish them all well on their often hazardous journey to adulthood.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Black Squall, a brig loaded with circus animals that wrecked on Ocracoke in April of 1861. You can read it here.