Your Sea Turtle Nest Update


Every Friday we’ll bring you the latest count of sea turtle nest and hatchling numbers from Turtle Time and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Turtle season began May 1st and runs through October. Here are the numbers after three weeks…

Turtle Time reports that after three weeks there are now 6 nests on Fort Myers Beach and there have been 27 false crawls. Down in Bonita there are already 27 nests, up from 3 after week one and there have been 52 false crawls. Over on Sanibel and Captiva, according to SCCF, there are now 136 nests.

Please report any issues with nests, nesting turtles, or hatchlings, by calling Turtle Time for Fort Myers Beach and Bonita at 239-481-5566 and for Captiva and Sanibel call the Sea Turtle Hotline at 978-728-3663 (978-SAVE-ONE).

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