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Tropical Storm Sally Final Count: Only 17 Nests Lost

October 1, 2020
SCCF’s sea turtle team reports a total loss of 17 nests from Tropical Storm Sally.
Ten nests on Sanibel and seven on Captiva washed away. SCCF Biologist Jack Brzoza, pictured here, used a GPS device to locate the destroyed nests, which were no longer marked by the trademark yellow stakes to determine if the eggs were still incubating under the sand.
“With our record-breaking number of nests this year, these 17 nests lost only make up a small percentage of the total nests and will not significantly impact our overall productivity,” said Brzoza.


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