Nesting numbers climbing
The nesting numbers continue to climb, which means the STPS nest survey volunteers are keeping busy on the beach. Through May 24, STPS teams have recorded 48 loggerhead and 1 leatherback nest in the STPS survey area.
STPS has had numerous reports of large holes dug and left on area beaches. These holes, while fun for the afternoon, can prove dangerous to people and sea turtles alike. Adult sea turtles can get trapped in a deep hole when coming onto the beach to nest, and for hatchlings, even a small hole can keep them from reaching the water after they emerge.
Please fill in any holes you dig before leaving the beach at the end of the day, and also knock down any sandcastles that you built. Leave the beaches clean, dark, and flat for sea turtles this nesting season. Thank you.