World Turtle News, 09/04/2015

Jekyll Island sets nest record

2015 has seen numerous American beaches set nesting records, the latest being Jekyll Island, Georgia. This rare September nest was number 160 on the year for Jekyll Island. Making the occasion even more momentous was the type of sea turtle which laid the nest – Chelonia mydas, the Green Sea Turtle. This is the first nest laid by a Green Sea Turtle on Jekyll Island since 2007, the year the Sea Turtle Center opened its doors.

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Did You Know…

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Photo from Georgia Sea Turtle Center


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