Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Stash the Trash & Lights Out!

Sea Turtle Report


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Window decals used by the Marriott to remind guests to “Keep it Dark.”


 

Kudos to the JW Marriott for using their specially designed window decals to remind their guests about sea turtle season and the importance of “Keeping it Dark.”

Stash the trash! Obstacles on the beach can prevent sea turtles from nesting as they crawl from the water, across the sand, to lay their eggs. They can also prevent sea turtle hatchlings from reaching the water once they emerge from their nests. Beachgoers can help sea turtles by properly disposing of all trash, filling in holes in the sand, and putting away beach toys and furniture. 

Lights Out! Please keep the beach dark at night. 

If you are able, please participate in a beach clean-up to help keep Marco Island’s beaches clean, safe and healthy.

 


Sea Turtle Activity Update May 25 –  31, 2021
  Total Nests Total False Crawls Total Hatched Nests
  This Year Last Year This Year Last Year This Year Last Year Disoriented
Barefoot  57 64 96 69 0 0 0
Delnor Wiggins 11 9 15 18 0 0 0
Vanderbilt   50 73 52 44 0 0 0
Parkshore  33 49 24 72 0 0 0
City of Naples  49 76 34 57 0 0 0
Keewaydin Island 93 158 134 289 0 0 0
Sea Oat & Coconut Island 3 3 1 2 0 0 0
Marco Island 25 29 37 57 0 0 0
Kice & Cape Romano 32 43 45 54 0 0 0
10,000 Islands 29 29 52 35 0 0 0
Collier County Totals 382 533 490 697 0 0 0

 

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