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2018 Sea Turtle Nesting

Final Update Oct. 8, 2018

Nesting Locations   Nests Caged 
Total False Crawls Nests Complete
 This Year   Last Year  This Year Last Year This Year Last Year Disoriented
Keewaydin Island 356 433 433 518 345 53 1
Sea Oat Island  9 24 3 14 7 1 0
Kice & Cape Romano  175 135 167 127 147 70 0
10,000 Islands 96 125 139 116 82 66 0
Rookery Bay Totals 636 717 742 775 441 190  0 
Collier County Totals 1595 1635 1587 1988 1070 743 31

2017 Sea Turtle Nesting

FINAL update: 11/8/2017 - this year's hatching season was cut short by Hurricane Irma

Nesting Locations   Nests Caged
Total False Crawls Nests Complete
 This Year   Last Year  This Year Last Year This Year Last Year Disoriented
Keewaydin Island  430 426 518 692 53

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Sea Oat Island  24 20 14 3 1 5 0
Kice & Cape Romano  135 207 127 259 70 94 0
10,000 Islands 125 171 116 274 66 102 0
Rookery Bay Totals 714 819 775 1070 190 451
Collier County Totals 1641 1968 1977 2517 742 1130 15

2016 Sea Turtle Nesting

Updated: 10/17/2016

Nesting Locations   Nests Caged
Total False Crawls Nests Complete
 This Year   Last Year  This Year Last Year This Year Last Year
Keewaydin Island  391 402 682 391 154* 157
Sea Oat & Coconut Island  20 26 3 16 5 0
Kice & Cape Romano  207 120 259 107 80* 37
10,000 Islands 171 82 272 112 68 45
Rookery Bay Totals 789 630 1216 626 307 239
Collier County Totals 1927 1510 2520 1435 787 707

* Nesting beaches on Keewaydin and Kice/Cape Romano experienced serious flooding as a result of Hurricane Hermine over Labor Day weekend. Seventy-two nests on Keewaydin and 58 nests on Kice & Cape Romano were observed as inundated or accreted. Monitoring will continue until season ends in October in the event any eggs from those nests survive.

2015 Sea Turtle Nesting

Read our interns' final report and senior thesis from the 2015 nesting season

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