After the third day that the turtles have started to emerge from their nest, the nest is excavated.
This enables any turtles that have not yet emerged from the nest to be set free.
Specially trained volunteers are able to extract the turtles.
During this time they also count the number of eggs that were in the nest and record the data.
The public is welcome to observe the tiny turtles as they take their first
steps and plunge into the ocean for their long journey to the gulf stream during excavations.
Sea turtle T-shirts will be available during the excavation for a donation of $15 for kids and $20 for adult sizes.
All proceeds will be donated to The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center at Topsail Beach.