South Walton turtle nest results for 2008

October 24, 2008

Loggerhead hatchling. Photo courtesy FWC
Loggerhead hatchling. Photo courtesy FWC

The South Walton Turtle Watch Group has announced turtle nest activity for the season

This year there were 37 nests marked:
32 Loggerhead
3 Green
1 Leatherback
1 of these was marked by Deer Lake State Park

Wash outs: 12 nests washed out, including the Leatherback.

False crawls: 12 false crawls were documented

Discovery dates: The first nest discovered was on 5/25/08 and last on 8/18/08.

A message from Sharon Maxwell, South Walton Turtle Watch Group to all of the Turtle Watch Volunteers:
“This was a very rewarding year and again I want to thank you for all you have done.  Now is time to get rested for hopefully another great year, next year.”

www.seaturtlewatch.com