Record-breaking sea turtle season on Keewaydin

September 13, 2022

Our 40th year of sea turtle research and protection has been record-breaking. On Keewaydin Island, we have had a total of 627 nests and 682 false crawls. In addition, 445 sea turtle nests have hatched so far this summer, making it safely into the ocean!

“We have never had this many on the island. It’s really something, and it’s not just here either. It is all along Collier County. Everyone is getting booming numbers.”

Kathy Worley, Director of Environmental Science & Biologist

We hope the nesting numbers continue for next season. This is good news for these endangered species.

Loggerhead hatchling