Today was our second turtle walk of the season. The temperature was perfect, but not quite as much breeze as I would have liked. Because of that, the no-see-ums bothered us a little if we stopped walking. After there was more light they disappeared.
There was a lot of sea pork on the
beach this morning.
I tried to get a photo of the manatee that was swimming around. As we got near the area, there were around 5 people standing on the shore taking photos. By the time we got to that point, there were 4 more people and another 3 coming out a path. Word traveled fast! :) With the photo enlarged you can only see a dark line. On our way back, people were still there watching the manatee who had been joined by a pod of dolphins.
I think this is where that deep hole was last week. Pretty sad when they have to bring in heavy equipment to fill them in. There was also a big and very deep hole in front of Pointe Santo a couple of days ago. It has been filled in too. We saw the big tracks in several places. If we see anyone digging such a hole, we are supposed to call the police department and give them the location. Hopefully that will put an end to some of it.
Fishing line left behind.
Shell net marking a militant sheller's grave?
King of the mountain???
Another hole in the making.
Horseshoe crab and sea pork.
You can see from the photos how
calm the water was.
A dead baby shark.
Do you think this thing floated over from Cuba?
which is a great place to stay,
has an informative website with a picture gallery and also a blog.
We saw no turtle activity this morning, but there has been some.
East End- 0 nests, 4 false crawls
West End- 11 nests, 15 false crawls
Captiva- 4 nests, 0 false crawls