Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tiny Turtles Arrived On Seaweed Rafts

Post-hatchling loggerheads washed up on shore along Carolina Beaches after Hanna passed through. They had traveled the rough waves on little seaweed rafts, and they were covered with brownish-green algae. Read about their treatment at the Sea Turtle Hospital and about their planned release.

To report a dead or injured sea turtle in this area, call (800) DIAL-FMP, Turtle Time at (239) 481-5566, or Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation at (239) 472-2329.

*The updated nesting statistics for Sanibel as of September 15, are 29 Nests - 20 Hatches on the East End; 234 Nests and 150 Hatches on the West End. Captiva reported 135 Nests and 53 Hatches as of August 11.

1 comment:

MariBy said...

Interesting article Tootie. I never knew that if one finds a stressed young turtle hatchling, it should be placed in wet sand - not water.