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One of these is not like the other…

September 5, 2019
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For the first time ever, we have documented multiple green nests on Bonita Beach and one on Fort Myers Beach. The larger hatchling is the green (Chelonia mydas). The other two are loggerheads (Caretta caretta). It is normal to see variations of colors of the carapace (shell) of hatchlings within a nest. Greens get their … Read more One of these is not like the other…

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Leatherback hatchling makes it’s way to the ocean in Panama

May 28, 2019
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Five members of Turtle Time, Inc. are in Panama tagging leatherback sea turtles. As an added bonus to their remarkable adventure, they encountered a nest hatching. Watch as a little leatherback makes its way to the ocean!

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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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