NEVER PUSH OR ATTEMPT TO ASSIST STRANDED ANIMALS BACK TO THE WATER! More harm can be done and it is illegal without proper permits. 

2009: Nest 30

I got a call from FWC that a man from Sea Crest called that he had a large turtle nesting, this was about 9:15 a.m. So I called him back to see just where.  He said Sea Mist and that she was laying eggs now.  So I called Val  and Joe but Joe was in Destin and Val did not answer.  Then called Bobby and he was on his way, next Beth and then Kate, they all got there quickly.  And sure enough there she was in the hot sun nesting with folks all around but saying away as I asked the man who called, Ray Combs, to please keep people away from her and he did.  Many thanks Ray.  So here is the results, pretty awesome I think…So Mrs. Or Miss Loggerhead nested in the day for nest #30… And Bobby found the eggs so she did nest.  Great experience for Bobby, Kate and Beth…Wayyyyyy Cool.


Escaped from nest   1
Alive and released  39
Live piped               1
No obvious         1
Dead embryos       30
Total eggs 91