The SCCF Sea Turtle Research and Monitoring Program has been monitoring and protecting sea turtles on Sanibel and Captiva Islands since 1992.
June 6, 2011
The Greens are Nesting!
Well, one green at least. Over the weekend we had a green turtle (Chelonia mydas) nest on Sanibel! This was somewhat unexpected because usually green turtle nests are laid in even years on Sanibel. This is probably because there are one or two green turtles that return every other year to nest. This just happens to occur on even years typically. Now, things will be a little less predictable, but no less exciting!