Green turtles break another nest record

The 2013 record green turtle year was not a fluke. To date, we have recorded over 12,000 green turtle nests on the Brevard Co. portion of the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge. From 1982 to 2004, The UCF Marine Turtle Research Group recorded 12,941 green turtle nests TOTAL over that entire time span. This is an incredible conservation story!

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Green turtle finishing her nesting as the sun rises on the Archie Carr NWR. Photo: G. Stahelin.