Sea Turtle Team celebrates volunteers, end of season
Last week, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Coastal Wildlife staff gave an end-of-season presentation to all sea turtle program volunteers. The presentation was a summary of the 2020 sea turtle and shorebird nesting seasons, focusing on the highlights the season and offering some insight into the analysis of nesting data and statuses of various research projects. As of Oct. 14, the SCCF reported that there were only three nests left on the beaches. At that time, 33,741 hatchlings had emerged from 585 hatched nests, which included a recently one on the east end of Sanibel where 20 hatchlings emerged.