We've been having a great time this summer with visitors and I'll catch you up on that in a later post.
This post is to catch up on the last two turtle walks.
Walk 14 of this season was on August 2nd.
Sooo happy to see police officers
doing something about this problem. :)
No new crawls in our zone.
Walk 15 was on Aug 9.
There is a green sticker on the chair that was on it before the walk today. Obviously somebody doesn't care enough about the sea turtles to remove them at night. :(
No turtle activity again today. There have been no hatches in our zone so far this season, due to high surf from Tropical Storm Debby. There have been several nests dug at 70 days and there were approximately 80 to 100 plus eggs in each, with none hatched. Thankfully the West end of the island and Captiva have had some hatches.
There has still been a crawl or two every few days, but nesting is almost finished for the season. Below is where we stand with sea turtle activity as of, August 10, and the previous two years for comparison.
As of August 10, 2012:
Sanibel East- 67 nests, 145 false crawls, 0 hatches
Sanibel West- 244 nests, 517 false crawls, 37 hatches
Captiva- 114 nests, 172 false crawls, 16 hatches
As of August 10, 2011:
Sanibel East- 37 nests, 84 false crawls, 11 hatches
Sanibel West- 238 nests, 358 false crawls, 83 hatches
Captiva- 76 nests, 54 false crawls, 39 hatches
As of August 10, 2010:
Sanibel East- 20 nests, 65 false crawls, 2 hatches
Sanibel West- 136 nests, 243 false crawls, 43 hatches
Captiva- 62 nests, 117 false crawls, 24 hatches
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
3333 Sanibel-Captiva Rd.
Sanibel, FL 33957