Sea Turtle Nests
2014 was a good year for turtle nesting across the Sunshine State. The number of loggerhead turtle nests remained high and the number of leatherback turtle nests reached a record.
Storm surges from Superstorm Sandy and Tropical Storm Debbie last year combine with seasonal high tides caused erosion on many of the state’s beaches.
While Florida was spared the brunt of Hurricane Irene, the state still had some casualties in the form of protected sea turtle nests.