On Fort Myers Beach Turtle Time reports 15 nests and 12 false crawls. SCCF reports 59 nests on Sanibel, 52 nests and 55 false crawls on the west end and 7 nests and 26 false crawls on the east end.
Captiva has 11 nests with 15 false crawls
Bonita Beach has 23 nests and 13 false crawls.
A false crawl happens when a turtle goes back to the water without laying eggs. The turtle may have been disturbed or did not find a suitable spot to nest.
Please do your part and fill in holes in the sand, remove beach furniture and other objects that would obstruct the path of a turtle and please remember to close your drapes at night not only to protect the turtles from disorientation but save your wallet from an ordinance violation.