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Mickler's Landing Turtle Patrol

Mickler's Landing Turtle Patrol

Mickler's Landing Turtle Patrol is a team of dedicated volunteers who monitor 4.6 miles of beach sur

Another busy morning for us with 5 total crawls (3 nests and 2 false crawls). The highlight of the morning was seeing this female Loggerhead headed back to the water after successfully laying a clutch of eggs 🥰🐢All activities conducted under FWC MTP-029. ... See MoreSee Less
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The female turtles were busy last night! We worked/marked 7 crawls this morning - 2 nests and 5 false crawls.There are 20 nests along our stretch of beach right now, putting us at just above average for this time of year. Everyone please have a safe Memorial Day. 🇺🇸All activities conducted under FWC MTP-029 ... See MoreSee Less
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Three more nests today brings us to 10! Here is a classic Loggerhead nest from this morning. 🐢All activities conducted under FWC MTP 029📸: Nancy C. ... See MoreSee Less
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We had our 3rd nest of the season this morning! Another Loggerhead. FWC just shared the preliminary statewide numbers as of April 30 (below). These numbers aren't final, but it gives us an idea of how nesting is progressing throughout the State.Our 3 nests are not included in this number as they were all laid after April 30.The 2023 sea turtle nesting season in Florida is off to a great start!The preliminary statewide nest totals as of April 30th are as follows:🥚 1,288 loggerheads nests (640 in 2022)🥚 3 green turtle nests (1 in 2022)🥚 608 leatherback nests (800 in 2022)🥚 6 Kemp’s ridley nests (1 in 2022)Thanks to all the FWRI partners involved in an outstanding community science effort to document sea turtle nesting activity statewide!Please report sea turtles that are sick, injured, dead, entangled or are in danger to the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline (888-404-3922). Check out our most recent post to learn how you can help nesting turtles: ... See MoreSee Less
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Interesting Evaluation Today

No new nests today, but we evaluated a very unique emergence this morning. The first emergence on this nest occurred on Sunday out of a…

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