Sunday, November 24, 2013

The 2013 Turtle Tally

The 2013 Sea Turtle season is over, and the numbers are officially in.  It was a very big season for turtle hatchings. Here are the results:

2013 Nesting Season – Don Pedro/Knight Islands

Loggerhead

248 Nests   (compared to 319 in 2012)
196 Hatched Nests
14,792 Hatched Eggs (8,468 in 2012)
Disrupted Nests:  40 affected by storms – 19 predated by coyote – 3 by armadillo

Green

17 Nests (compared to 5 in 2012)
16 Hatched Nests
1071 Hatched Eggs (182 in 2012)
Disrupted Nests: 0 affected by storms – 3 predated by armadillo, coyote, fire ants

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