While a lot of uncertainty can be found in our human lives right now, sea turtles are doing what they have been doing for more than 100 million years. Just as it does each spring, nesting season has begun in Brevard County.
Sea Turtle Preservation Society volunteers have been monitoring the group’s stretch of beach daily since April 15 and have seen nesting activity for the past week. The first nest of the season was recorded on April 24 and was quickly followed the next day by a false crawl and then another loggerhead nest on Sunday. This week, STPS teams have continued to record nesting activity.
Since the first day of the season, STPS survey teams have been working with minimal team members and abiding by social distancing guidelines and recommendations to complete their work. The organization’s first responsibility is to keep both the volunteers and community safe while completing this conservation work.
STPS volunteers will be on the beach each day at sunrise to record nesting activity, and updates for the totals on our 2.25-mile stretch will be posted weekly here and on STPS social media accounts.