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.”