Not that long ago, we were noting that sea turtles were crawling up the beach to lay eggs in their nests here on Anna Maria Island. that still happens, but — as is the natural course of events — now many of those eggs are hatching.
And it’s always a problem to get the little turtles from the nest to the Gulf.
Here’s an interesting follow-up from The Islander.
Turtles are crawling up on to beaches all over Anna Maria Island, searching for places to drop a load of eggs.
It’s a popular thing for them to do this time of year, and it’s a popular teaching tool for local islanders who help mark the nests, confirm the ‘lay,’ and protect the incubating eggs from scavengers and the depredations of people, well-meaning or otherwise.
Here is a nice article in this week’s Islander newspaper giving credit where credit is due. CLICK HERE.