Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 29, 2017

Hurricane Irma Destroyed Many Florida Sea Turtle Nests

The New York Times reported on destruction of Sea Turtle nests in Florida by the recent hurricane

In addition to wiping out homes and businesses, Hurricane Irma swept away a large number of sea turtle nests as it tore across Florida last month.

The state is a center of sea turtle nesting, and this year was developing into a very encouraging year for the endangered leatherback turtles, the threatened loggerheads and green turtles,….

The northwest Atlantic region is one of the world’s two largest loggerhead nesting areas, and 89 percent of those animals are hatched in Florida, Dr. Ceriani said, citing a 2015 assessment.

Read full story at Many of Florida’s Sea Turtle Nests Were Destroyed by Hurricane Irma – The New York Times


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