May 17, 2013

Nesting Begins to Pick Up

Nesting activity on Sanibel and Captiva has begun to pick up. There are now seven loggerhead nests on Sanibel and four on Captiva. In addition to monitoring for nesting activity, we also aided in the rescue of a very sick Kemp's ridley turtle this week. Two very kind boaters found it floating and lethargic near Sanibel's lighthouse. We met them at the dock and transported it to CROW for care.

Nest #4 on Captiva before it was staked for protection.

First nest laid east of Tarpon Bay Road on Sanibel.

A very sick Kemp's Ridley being transported to rehab.

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