Sea turtles in Lee, Collier prevail in 2018 despite red tide

Southwest Florida turtles did a lot of nesting this year, even in the face of a devastating red tide bloom.

A total of 651 nests were marked on Sanibel and Captiva.

All but three of the nests were loggerheads. One of the others was a Kemp’s ridley while the other two were green turtles.

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