Turtle Talk Archive

First Nest of 2014

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

The first nest in Lee County was found this morning on Sanibel Island! The fun begins!

Green Sea Turtles Make a Comeback in Florida

Friday, December 6th, 2013

After coming close to extinction, nesting for green sea turtles has seen a major increase in Florida. NBC’s Mark Potter reports.

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Olive Ridley Arribada

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Watch this amazing sight as an arribada of Olive ridleys comes ashore to nest in the daytime in La Escobilla Sanctuary on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.

Bonita Beach’s First Documented Green Sea turtle Nest Hatched!

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

“Having lots of greens this year is an indicator of the future,” Haverfield said.

The first documented green turtle nest hatched Sunday on Bonita Beach.

“We broke the record from zero to one,” said Eve Haverfield, president and founder of Turtle Time. “We love all our nests, but this one was just a little more special.”

Green turtles are breaking records all over the state. On Sanibel and Captiva islands, the previous record of eight green turtles was smashed this year when 22 nests were laid.

“We have more greens than we have ever recorded,” said Amanda Bryant who monitors turtles for the Sanibel/Captiva Conservation Foundation. “It’s more by a lot.”

Jet-Ski Ban Upheld

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Malinda Carlson represented Turtle Time, Inc at a Lee County Commissioners meeting on June 25, 2013. A local marina wanted to offer “eco-tours” on jet skis through the quiet back bays where many young Kemp’s ridley turtles live. The ban on jet skis stayed intact with a unanimous vote… NO JET SKIS!