Pea Island's beaches are in the most northern portions of the nesting range for a number of sea turtles. The number is nests is not large, but could be very significant. There is much about sea turtle life cycles that is unknown. Most of the nests occurring on Pea Island are loggerhead sea turtles, with an occasional green, and a rare leatherback. Two of our most popular volunteer
activities are Turtle Patrol and Turtle Watch. Turtle Patrol volunteers ride the beach early in the morning to locate nests. Turtle Watch volunteers "sit" with nests that are due to hatch to keep predators away from baby turtles as they make their way to the ocean.