May 10, 2011

Crawling Steadily Ashore

We are a week into sea turtle season and the ladies have been steadily coming ashore. As of today there are eight nests on Sanibel and one nest on Captiva. All nests are loggerhead nests, with the exception of one Kemp's Ridley nest on Sanibel. When the turtles aren't nesting, they are testing out the beach with false crawls, like the very short one on the left. Sanibel has ten false crawls and Captiva has none.

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