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Sea Turtle Nest Update #1

We recently told you about the discovery of a large nesting site on our beach. The next day, the eggs were located and the site was staked and roped off to protect from predators.

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation volunteers told us that the eggs should hatch in about 58 days. This would make the due date around August 1.  Watch for our next update!

 

Hey trivia fans, did you know?

The temperature of the sand determines whether the hatchlings will be either male or female. A warm nest produces females. A cooler nest will produce males.

With the warming temperatures each year, scientists are concerned that the balance of male and female sea turtles may be affected.

 

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