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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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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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Loggerhead Sea Turtle Nesting

July 8, 2015
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Watch as a loggerhead sea turtle crawls back to the Gulf on Fort Myers Beach on Thursday, June 25, at 7:00 a.m. Very rare moments to witness!

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Loggerheads win new protection in Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico

July 14, 2014
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NOAA and USFWS established critical habitat for loggerhead sea turtles in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. The federal government this week initiated protection of 685 miles of beaches from Mississippi to North Carolina and more than 300,000 square miles of ocean as “critical habitat” for loggerhead sea turtles along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. … Read moreLoggerheads win new protection in Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico

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

September 22, 2013
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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 … Read moreBonita Beach’s First Documented Green Sea turtle Nest Hatched!

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Jet-Ski Ban Upheld

June 27, 2013
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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!

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Turtle Webcam Records Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatch in the Lower Florida Keys

September 1, 2009
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Environmental enthusiasts have been able to observe loggerhead sea turtles hatching and emerging from their nests, via a live streaming “turtle webcam” installed on a private beach on Big Pine Key in the Lower Florida Keys. The camera was funded by the Florida Keys Tourist Development Council and was focused on three separate loggerhead sea … Read moreTurtle Webcam Records Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatch in the Lower Florida Keys

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Turtle Time Poster

September 15, 2008
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Sea Turtle Poster Available Featuring Alan Maltz Image Just in time for loggerhead sea turtle hatching season, our poster is available from Turtle Time, Inc. to help save sea turtles. The poster is titled “First Impressions” and features an image of a loggerhead hatchling crawling across the sand by renowned fine art photographer Alan S. … Read moreTurtle Time Poster

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