Turtle Nesting Seasong Starts

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) _ Turtle nesting season is starting early in southwest Florida.

The Fort Myers News-Press (http://newspr.es/IpSeV3 ) reports volunteers have spotted turtle nests in Captiva Island and Bonita Springs in the past week.

Turtle nesting season typically begins May 1 and runs through Oct. 31.

The newspaper reports that turtle experts say a milder winter kept the Gulf of Mexico warmer, which may have resulted in turtles nesting sooner than usual.

Experts say nesting usually starts when the water temperature reaches 80 degrees.


News Talk Florida Staff