May 4, 2012

First Week Recap

As the first "official" week of turtle season comes to a close, it seems the islands are off to a great start! Sanibel has a total of seven nests and Captiva has five nests as of today. Last year at this time Sanibel and Captiva had four nests and one nest, respectively
Loggerhead turtle crawl. Photo by: A.Bryant

Sanibel and Captiva strive to keep our beaches turtle friendly. As visitors and residents enjoy the islands' beaches, please keep the following in mind:
  • Shield of turn off all beachfront lighting
  • Remove all furniture and toys from 9 pm to 7 am
  • Honor the leash law
  • Keep the beaches free of trash
  • Respect all staked nests
  • Never approach a nesting turtle
  • Avoid using flashlights and flash photography on the beach at night

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