ADOPT A SEA TURTLE NEST
Make a Difference
With your support, Friends of Rookery Bay’s 2020 Adopt-a-Sea-Turtle-Nest Program raised $16,930 to fund an intern and project supplies for the Reserve’s turtle program. 142 nests were identified and protected against predation, resulting in 7,122 emerged hatchlings!
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.