Saturday, July 28, 2012

Turtle Walk 13

Thursday, July 26 was turtle walk 13.  It seems the nesting season may be slowing down now, but there have been a few false crawls and there are still nests to hatch.

There is a leash and a lady was being led by this dog.

Lots of trash on the beach in front of CasaYbel.

I think some little girl will be unhappy 
if she doesn't find her fishing pole. :(

I wonder if the same little girl abandoned Barbie...

Our assistant turtle walker is still with us!

The end of a pleasant, but uneventful walk.

Here is where we are with sea turtle activity as of, July 27, 2012, and the previous two years for comparison.

As of July 27, 2012:
Sanibel East- 66 nests, 142 false crawls, 0 hatches
Sanibel West- 234 nests, 508 false crawls, 21 hatches
Captiva- 112 nests, 168 false crawls, 9 hatches

As of July 27, 2011:
Sanibel East- 35 nests, 83 false crawls, 7 hatches
Sanibel West- 235 nests, 348 false crawls, 43 hatches
Captiva- 74 nests, 52 false crawls, 35 hatches

As of July 27, 2010:
Sanibel East- 16 nests, 62 false crawls, 0 hatches
Sanibel West- 124 nests, 231 false crawls, 17 hatches
Captiva- 57 nests, 112 false crawls, 13 hatches

Amanda Bryant
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
3333 Sanibel-Captiva Rd.
Sanibel, FL 33957

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