Turtle nesting season begins with high hopes for babies

Author: The Associated Press
Courtesy: City of Bonita Springs

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. (AP) – Turtle nesting season is beginning and experts are hoping the four-year trend of high nesting continues.

The News-Press the season begins Sunday.

After almost a decade of a low count of nests, female turtles have been coming ashore in higher numbers since 2012.

For the first time Sanibel will have two volunteers that patrol the beach four or five nights a week to tag the mother turtles.

For the last three decades there has been a strong push to help sea turtles, from more public awareness to turtle excluder devices on shrimp boats to the work done on beaches around the state.

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