Our sanctuary island is a favorite nesting spot for sea turtles. 
Every year, from April till October, sea turtles come ashore to lay eggs  on our beaches. 

So far, this year has been a banner year!
We  have a total of 69 sea turtle nests, including 2 very rare leatherback nests. 
Loggerhead turtles are most common, though we occasionally get a green turtle and a Kemp Ridley nest. 

Sanibel Sea Turtle Nest
Sanibel Sea Turtle Nest Area

Please remember, lights out by 9 ~ it’s turtle time!! 

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