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Sea turtle returning to the sea on a beautiful Bonita Beach morning

May 19, 2019
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A spectacular vision of a loggerhead sea turtle on Bonita Beach this morning returning to the Gulf in the guiding light of a Blue Moon.

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Loggerhead sea turtle nested on Bonita Beach

May 17, 2019
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Much to the delight and surprise, Turtle Time walkers encountered this loggerhead sea turtle as she was finishing nesting a 6:00 a.m. this morning on Bonita Beach.

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A daytime turtle…so exciting!

May 14, 2019
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On May 14, 2019 at 6:00pm, a very large loggerhead sea turtle came ashore on Bonita Beach to nest in daylight…a wonderful opportunity to observe these marvelous marine animals as the construct their nest, lay the eggs and then cover them! Beach-goers maintained a respectful distance so the turtle would not be disturbed.

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2019 Sea turtle nesting season off to promising start

May 9, 2019
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Turtle Time volunteers were interviewed by The News Press recently about the start of the nesting season and their optimistic outlook despite the deadly impact of red tide last year. The article features photos of volunteers walking the beach as well as a video. Read the Full Article

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Early morning beauty

May 2, 2019
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This beautiful scene was captured recently during one of our early-morning turtle walks!

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Turtle Nesting Season Ends

November 15, 2018
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By Gary Mooney Fort Myers Beach Nests Down; Hatchlings Up “In 2016, our four sea turtle nesting areas had 270 total nests,” reported Eve Haverfield, the founder of Turtle Time, Inc., a non-profit established in 1989 for the benefit of marine turtles on Big Hickory Island, and Bonita, Bunche, and Fort Myers Beaches. “This year, … Read moreTurtle Nesting Season Ends

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Coastal squeeze presents threats to sea turtles

September 17, 2018
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By Dinah Voyles Pulver Guided by an ancient instinct that isn’t fully understood, sea turtles visit Florida’s sandy beaches in droves each year between May and October to lay their eggs, making the state’s coastline one of the world’s leading turtle nesting areas. Laden with ping-pong ball-sized eggs, tens of thousands of female turtles made … Read moreCoastal squeeze presents threats to sea turtles

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BBC Natures Turtle Nursery Secrets from the Nest

September 7, 2018
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This is a wonderful documentary filmed for the BBC about Olive Ridley nests in Ostional, Costa Rica.

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Sea Turtles Fun Facts Amazing Video

August 10, 2018
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Sea Turtles – Fun Facts and Amazing Video – Watch amazing footage of Sea Turtles in their natural habitat and soak up some fun facts about these enchanting sea creatures!

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Rare Kemp’s ridley nests on Sanibel

April 30, 2018
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On April 16, 2018, at 1:50 p.m., a Kemp’s ridley nested on the northern part of Sanibel!!! A beachgoer, Sharri Staggs, video-taped the nesting sea turtle. Watch as the ridley performs the “Ridley dance” as she covers her nest!

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