It is shaping up to be an early year for nesting, especially for loggerheads and greens. With so many mating pairs of green turtles washing in the surf, we’ve managed to satellite tag four male greens so far (two more tags to go!). Photo by C. Long (2015)
The loggerheads are nesting like crazy. We had over ~200 nests in April (APRIL!) alone along with some early and unexpected greens! This past weekend, we successfully tagged our first male green turtle of the season as part of a project funded by the Florida Sea Turtle License Plate Grants program. Bring on the turtles!!