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Kemp's Ridley sea turtle found on Sanibel Beach

Posted at 7:49 AM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 13:38:55-04

Sea turtle nesting season is underway. The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) says they found their first sea turtle nest of the 2018 season. The foundation found a Kemp's ridley sea turtle nesting on Sanibel Island.

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This is only the third time a Kemp's ridley sea turtle has nested on Sanibel Island since 1967. These sea turtles are one the most endangered and smallest type of sea turtle in the world.

SCCF wants to remind you to turn off lights on the beach during nesting season, fill in any holes near your property, and remove your beach furniture at night.

If you have any questions or concerns about nesting or injured turtles, you're asked to call the SCCF Sea Turtle Hotline at (978) 728- 3663.

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