|Green turtle hatchling from a nest on Sanibel. Photo by A. Bryant|
Three days after a nest hatches volunteers with the turtle program excavate the nest and inventory the contents. So far, our largest nest had a total of 144 eggs and our smallest nest had only 42 eggs.
Remember, if you come across a sea turtle hatchling on the beach, leave it where you find it and notify SCCF immediately. We'll give you directions for what to do next to protect the hatching.