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, as well as the Bokeelia area. Below, the number of nests cataloged and marked for the 2012 season are listed by area.
Nest Data by Area
2012 Nest Data
*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
Distance: 0.9 miles
Fort Myers Beach
Distance: 7 miles
Nests Hatched: 11
Big Hickory Island
Distance: 1.5 miles
Nests Hatched: 4
Distance: 2 miles
Nests Hatched: 61
In 2012, a loggerhead sea turtle nest was documented on the bayside at Bowditch Point, FMB.
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.
Choose a nesting year from the dropdown menu below: