Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Sea turtle nesting season runs May through October here in southwest Florida.

There are several types of sea turtles that nest in southern Florida, but loggerheads are the most common. Mature females will come ashore at night to lay clutches of up to 100 eggs every 10 days.

About 55-60 days later, babies emerge and find their way back to the sea.

If you are on the beach and see a marked nest… DO NOT DISTURB!

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