Sea Turtle Protection Protocol – COVID-19
The Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Protection Organization (OIBSTPO) has provided an update from the NC Wildlife Commission for the safety of volunteers and the general public. As per these guidelines and until further notice, the OIBSTPO is not allowed to share or post nesting activity on media.
Sea turtle nests often attract the attention of the general public. During the COVID-19 pandemic, in the interest of safety of volunteers and the general public, additional safety measures and distancing requirements will be implemented.
PUBLIC: Please respect the boundaries of the 25-ft x 25-ft social distancing perimeter box around the nest site at ALL TIMES!