Florida’s National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERRs) are excited to report that there has been a large increase in turtle nesting for the 2019 season.
Rookery Bay NERR staff have also seen an increase in turtle nesting in Naples. Specifically, there has been a 67% increase in turtle nesting at the beaches in Collier County.
NERR reminds all of those who attend the beach to fill in holes, smooth out sandcastles and pick up all personal belongings before leaving. This will help nesting females to have a smoother path to the beach and allows the hatchlings to successfully reach the water.