It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and it's finally here! Sea turtle nesting season has begun!
In the early morning hours of May 8, the turtle team headed out to Cape Romano to do our daily sea turtle nest survey. While walking along Morgan Beach, we discovered our first false crawl. Full of excitement, we headed to New Beach where we saw another crawl. This time, however, it was a nest! Woohoooo! That meant it was time to get to work.
After analyzing the crawl and carefully digging, we located the eggs. We caged the nest and recorded our data - all with the help of our volunteers, Brian McLaren and Sally Ganem. Everyone was so excited we finally had our first nest!