BY LIZA STROUT - While the sea turtles of Gasparilla Island may have taken the brunt of damage from Tropical Storm Debby, they are already making up for the lost nests.
In an update from Norma Jean Zvrosec of Coastal Wildlife Club, which monitors turtle activity on Gasparilla Island, it is reported that nests have been appearing rapidly on the beaches of the island.
“I think we lost about half of the nests that we had from before the storm,” said Zvrosec. “But we have been finding as many as five new nests every day. We even have two rare green sea turtles that have nested since T.S. Debby.”
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