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Nesting season off to a good start for sea turtles on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Posted by Jody on July 20, 2011

This is great news!

Kate Spinner of the Herald-Tribune has written a very informative article on the wonderful start of this year’s sea turtle nesting seasonfrom Venice to Anna Maria Island on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Loggerhead Sea Turtle from Wikipedia Commons

According to the Herald-Tribune article: “A little more than halfway through the typical nesting season, totals so far this year are roughly 160 nests shy of the total for all of last year. Turtles continue to nest through the early fall with the last hatchlings expected to emerge about the end of October.”

“Adult females return every two to three years to lay eggs, often on or very close to the same beach where they were born. They nest several times in a single season and not always on the same beach. Nests have been documented up to 62 miles apart, Rutger said. Last week a tagged sea turtle that nested on Manasota Key on June 28 was spotted nesting on a beach in Clearwater.

The article, Sea turtle nesting season off to good start“, is quite informative. I appreciate the article’s attention to detail.

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