FWC reports a record sea turtle nesting season in 2023

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Published: Nov. 1, 2023 at 2:42 PM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - It’s the end of the 2023 sea turtle nesting season, and county officials in Sarasota County officials are reporting a record year, according to numbers provided by Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.

Sea turtle nesting season runs from May 1 through Oct. 31 every year.

Here are some of the preliminary nesting totals for 2023:

133,941 Loggerheads

76,543 Greens

1,711 Leatherbacks

10 Kemp’s Ridleys

For more, including ways you can help protect nesting and hatching sea turtles visit http://scgov.net.