Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Florida Loggerhead nestings reach new low in 2007

Fox reports here that only 28,500 turtle nests were found in a 19 beach survey. Last year, there were almost50,000. from 19 surveyed beaches, down from almost 50,000 last year. A research scientist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission noted that this could be the lowest year on record for loggerheads. Nesting numbers have declined in at least four of the past seven years.

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