Nest Data by Area

1997 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 1997 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 stops at the Lee-Collier County line

Fort Myers Beach

Distance: 7 miles

Nests: 28

NNE*: 68

Nests Hatched:

Hatchlings: 2273

Big Hickory Island

Distance: 1.5 miles

Nests: 12

NNE*: 8

Nests Hatched:

Hatchlings: 824

Bonita Beach**

Distance: 2.5 miles

Nests: 88

NNE*: 81

Nests Hatched:

Hatchlings: 7981

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.