Sanibel’s sea turtle nests fared well during Hurricane Irma with nests still hatching post storm.
SCCF Sea Turtle Coordinator Kelly Sloan said since sea turtles have evolved over millions of years, they know to lay many nests in one season. She said they have documented some of the turtles laying four nests, so if one was lost during Hurricane Irma it was not detrimental.
The east end of the island fared the best during Hurricane Irma with only 13 nests lost. » Read more