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Sea turtles hatching on Cayo Costa

By Staff | Aug 29, 2019


The Friends of Cayo Costa State Park announced that there were 337 sea turtle nests on-island, including 15 green sea turtle ones, as of July 29. A total of 4,816 turtles had hatched and made it to the ocean so far for 2019. It had four Florida Gulf Coast University interns working, two per day on rotating days. The nests are numbered, dated and GPS location is noted. The program continues until Oct. 31 or as long as there are nests to be maintained. For more information or to adopt a nest, visit friendsofcayocosta.org.