Friday, June 18, 2010

Turtle News!

It was heartbreaking to see those photos of the dead loggerhead sea turtle which washed ashore on Tuesday. Now I finally have some good news to share with you!

We had a loggerhead nest at Ft. Pickens on Wednesday and this morning my friend, Melanie Waite, discovered another loggerhead nest on the UWF property (which is east of Portofino). In addition to that, we have had a few false crawls this week. That means we have some sea turtles coming ashore to nest, but they are either frightened away something about the area doesn't suit the mama turtle.

Perhaps later today Melanie will share some photos of the tracks/nest with us! I can assure you, she is one happy camper!!!!

In our patrol area of Santa Rosa Island - from Ft. Pickens to the west side Navarre Beach, we have now had four nests: one Kemp's ridley and three loggerhead.


Loui♥ said...

warm sandy hugs..

jerilynn said...

I love the fin trail still in the sand. :)