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The Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society is the official non-profit support group for National Wildlife Refuges in Eastern North Carolina Information below was released by USFWS and is available on their website at #NCRefuges News
National Wildlife Refuges in North Carolina
Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuge Complex
100 Conservation Way (P. O. Box 1969)
Manteo, NC 27954

Contact Bonnie Strawser 252-473-1132 X 230 
or Steve Brumfield X 224
For Immediate Release
August 29, 2019
Photo Release: Loggerhead Hatchlings
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: Rebecca Harrison, USFWS

Caption: Pictured on Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, baby Loggerhead Turtles boil (emerge) from their nest, which averages about 100 eggs. On Pea Island Refuge, normal incubation ranges from 60-65 days. These tiny sea turtles (3"-4") face huge challenges on their journey to adulthood. It's estimated only 1 in 1,000 reach maturity. When they do survive, Loggerheads are the world's largest hard-shelled turtle.

Register now for the 22nd annual Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival, October 15-20. Over 85 birding, paddling, photography, natural history & art activities,

Visit National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island. Open 7 days a week 9 am-4 pm Mon-Sat & Noon-4 pm Sun. Admission is free.

USE YOUR MANNERS and BASIC COMMON SENSE! For the safety of yourself and your family, as well as the wildlife you are viewing, ALWAYS VIEW FROM A SAFE DISTANCE! If you see a change in the behavior of the wildlife (they move away, etc), you are TOO CLOSE! And. remember: all traffic laws apply on Refuge roads. Seat belts, car seats for children, etc. - whatever is required by the State on a public highway is required on the Refuge! Learn more about tips for safety during bear encounters at