ADOPT A SEA TURTLE NEST
Make a Difference
The Reserve’s sea turtle team monitors nests along the beaches of the Cape Romano Complex, and with your support, Friends of Rookery Bay’s Adopt-a-Sea-Turtle-Nest Program provides funding for resources, supplies and interns. Interns and volunteers patrol beaches every morning from May 1 through the end of August with support from Reserve staff to identify nests and install protective cages. Once the eggs hatch, the turtle team will return to remove the cages, excavate the nests and count the empty shells to determine hatchling numbers.
Adopt a Sea Turtle Nest
*Be sure to indicate the name for your turtle tag (max. 22 characters with spaces)
Did You Know?
Your Donations Make A Difference!
Hatching success has increased by close to 100% since Rookery Bay Research Reserve started installing cages, which help prevent predation by raccoons or other animals.