FWC Reports Sea Turtle Nesting Numbers for 2014

October 9, 2014 5:03 PM

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FWC Reports Sea Turtle Nesting Numbers for 2014

Florida research scientists have reported encouraging numbers for the 2014 turtle nesting season. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), leatherback turtle nesting numbers reached a new record in the state and loggerhead turtle nest numbers are slightly higher than in 2013.

The survey on the number of sea turtle nests and their nesting trends in Florida was done by collecting data from more than 800 miles of beach. It was made possible with the help of FWC-trained and authorized surveyors from conservation organizations, universities, federal, state and local governmen...

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