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Sea turtle nesting season now under way

By Staff | May 4, 2010

Sea turtle nesting season began on Saturday, May 1 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 31. Nothing to report on our beaches yet, which is to be expected this early in the season.

Below, you will find the current turtle activity, as well as the previous two years for comparison.

As of May 3, 2010:

Sanibel East – 0 nests, 0 false crawls

Sanibel West – 0 nests, 0 false crawls

Captiva – 0 nests, 0 false crawls

As of May 3, 2009:

As of May 3, 2008:

Sanibel West – 1 nest, 1 false crawl

Captiva – 0 nests, 1 false crawl

SCCF sea turtle volunteers needed

Do you walk the beach near Blind Pass and Clam Bayou? Are you on Sanibel or Captiva from May through August? You could be just the person we’re looking for.

The SCCF Sea Turtle Program has added two new walking zones on the west end of Sanibel and more walkers are needed. Please contact Amanda Bryant at 472-3984 if you’re interested.