Turtle Time tells us that on Fort Myers Beach there are now 86 nests - all loggerheads. The first generation of nests were negatively affected by Tropical Storm Elsa. Very few of the early nests survived although a couple of the nests that were deposited in the dunes did survive.
Our friends at Turtle Time have updated the latest Fort Myers Beach turtle stats: Total nests remain at 131 loggerhead sea turtle nests. There are 58 remaining nests to hatch. There have been 144 false crawls. Exactly what is a false crawl?
(By Kim Ryan) Last Friday, in the middle of turtle nesting season which runs May 1-October 31st, I was thrilled to accompany Cindy Johnson, one of many Turtle Time volunteers, for a 3 day dig. What you may ask is that?