Sea Turtles are some of the islands’ favorite seasonal visitors
They visit us to build nests and lay their eggs. The nests are protected by human residents who want see as many nestlings as possible make it to the the safety of the surf and out to sea . As a beach front resort, Sanibel Arms West welcomes our sea turtle friends and supports efforts to give them sanctuary
Hear are the nesting Stats from the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, as of August 3, 2012
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The total number of nests on Sanibel and Captiva are up this year (a little over 10% for Sanibel and over 50% for Captiva). However hatches are down on both islands (compared to the same time last year). Tropical storms have impact on the nesting and the survival of the eggs. We have no control over them. But we all can control our behavior on the beach to protect andpreserve the nests.