Rare daylight turtle nesting recorded

- Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring | Submitted

This loggerhead sea turtle provided a memorable experience to beachgoers on Memorial Day, with a rare nesting in broad daylight as Subtropical Storm Alberto headed north away from Anna Maria Island.

Turtles are nesting unusually high on the beach, in the dry sand of the dune line, since the storm produced high tides that left wet sand halfway up the beach on some areas of the Island.

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