Looking For Unusual Tracks and Giant Nests In The Sand


We are in the middle of sea turtle nesting season here in South Florida. The season runs from April through September of each year. These tracks were made by the most common sea turtle found in Florida – a Loggerhead. During the night, this Loggerhead made her way to higher ground and used her back flippers to dig the perfect hole where she may have laid more than 90 eggs before returning to the ocean. Her eggs will incubate for approximately two months. Then, usually under cover of darkness, the babies hatch, crawl frantically to the surface and scurry to the Atlantic Ocean for their first swim. Look closely at the strand of seaweed and you will see an empty sea turtle eggshell. Perhaps many years from now the turtle from this eggshell will return to this beach to nest.