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|
|City of Naples||49||76||34||57||0||0||0|
|Sea Oat & Coconut Island||3||3||1||2||0||0||0|
|Kice & Cape Romano||32||43||45||54||0||0||0|
|Collier County Totals||382||533||490||697||0||0||0|