Sea turtle nests run over on Captiva

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Monday they’re investigating after six sea turtle nests were run over on Captiva Island.

Officers received the report Sunday morning that the nests had been run over by a golf cart or similar vehicle.

Florida’s sea turtle species are all listed as either endangered or threatened, and it is illegal to harm, harass or kill any sea turtles, their eggs or hatchlings.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922 to report it. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.

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