Nest Data by Area

2012 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, as well as the Bokeelia area. Below, the number of nests cataloged and marked for the 2012 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

Bunche Beach

Distance: 0.9 miles

Nests: 1

NNE*: 0

Nests Hatched: 0

Fort Myers Beach

Distance: 7 miles

Nests: 65

NNE*: 88

Nests Hatched: 11

Big Hickory Island

Distance: 1.5 miles

Nests: 15

NNE*: 20

Nests Hatched: 4

Bonita Beach**

Distance: 2 miles

Nests: 119

NNE*: 198

Nests Hatched: 61

Unusual Sightings

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.