Endangered sea turtles nesting at record level

Green Sea Turtle nesting (Source: MyFWC.com)

Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge had nearly 1,150 green sea turtle nests, more than double the record it set two years ago, officials said, reports The Otago (NZ) Daily Times.

“We’ve had a banner year for green sea turtles,” said Hobe Sound refuge manager Bill Miller. “You can hardly walk on the beach without coming close to a nest,” Miller said.

Add in the far larger and equally endangered loggerhead and leatherback turtles, and the 3 1/2-mile refuge nesting area on Jupiter Island holds about 2,500 turtle nests, he said.

For the complete story: http://www.odt.co.nz/news/world/271181/endangered-sea-turtles-nesting-record-level

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