By Steve Plunkett
The competition between beach-goers and sea turtles for a spot in the sand continued to heat up in 2011.
Countywide, female loggerheads, greens and leatherbacks dug a record-high 19,552 nests, besting 2010’s record total, said Paul Davis with the county’s Department of Environmental Resources Management.
But the new record was slim. “We only increased 31 nests this year,” Davis said.
Davis noted the county’s almost 41…Continue
Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on February 29, 2012 at 1:47pm — No Comments
By Paula Detwiller
As this year’s sea turtle nesting season winds down, biologists are encouraged by a continuing upward trend in the number of nests seen on Palm Beach County beaches.
“Based on preliminary data, 2011 will be another record-breaker,” said Paul Davis of the Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resource Management. “We’ve seen a record number of loggerhead and green turtle nests, and one of the highest counts ever for…Continue
Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on September 28, 2011 at 11:41am — No Comments