Nest Data by Area

1996 Nest Data

The volunteers of Turtle Time, Inc. monitor the coastline from the northern tip of Fort Myers Beach to the Lee-Collier border of Bonita Beach. Below, the number of nests cataloged and marked for the 1996 season are listed by area.

*NNE stands for “Non Nesting Emergence” which means that the turtle crawled ashore, but did not nest
**Bonita Beach area is to the Lee-Collier line

Fort Myers Beach

Distance: 7 miles

Nests: 30

NNE*: 53

Nests Hatched:

Hatchlings: 2023

Big Hickory Island

Distance: 1.5 miles

Nests: 56

NNE*: 54

Nests Hatched:

Hatchlings: 3343

Bonita Beach**

Distance: 2.5 miles

Nests: 5

NNE*: 6

Nests Hatched:

Hatchlings: 338

Nest Data Archives by Year

Nesting data back through 1996 is archived here. Choose a year from the drop down menu and scroll to the year you wish to view.