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  • SCCF Releases Sea Turtle Nest Count
    Monday, August 13, 2018 9:54 AM

    The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation has reported a total of 705 sea turtle nests on both islands this season. The 243 hatched nests have produced 16,830 hatclings to date.

  • 'Ding' Darling Chosen As America's Best Bathroom Finalist
    Tuesday, August 07, 2018 2:57 PM

    The public restrooms at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge Visitor & Education Center on Sanibel Island are in the top 10 list of contestants in the 2018 America’s Best Bathroom® Contest.

  • CROW Releases Two Sea Turtles; Discusses Safety of Releases
    Monday, July 30, 2018 5:11 PM

    Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife released two sea turtles Friday, July 27, on Vanderbilt Beach, Naples.

    A sub-adult Loggerhead, rescued July 1 near Naples, was treated for Red Tide Poisoning and a juvenile Kemp’s ridley, accidentally reeled in by a fisherman on Fort Myers Beach, was found to have swallowed two fishing hooks. One hook was removed using an endoscope and the second had to be surgically removed.

  • Canterbury Students Kayak Tarpon Bay
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018 11:42 AM

    Students from Canterbury ventured out into Tarpon Bay Thursday, July 19, to experience the vast fauna and winding mangrove forests the bay has to offer. The group consisted of 16 students ranging from fifth to eighth graders.

  • Save the Date for 30th Annual 'Ding' Darling Days
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018 11:23 AM

    Mark the calendar for this year’s “Ding” Darling Days birding and eco-festival at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, Fla., the weekend of Oct. 12-14, 2018.

  • Sea Turtle Nesting Season Remains Active
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018 11:00 AM

    The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation has reported the sea turtle nesting season remains active with more than 100 hatched nests producing more than 7,000 hatchlings on Sanibel and Captiva. In addition. There have been 81 new nests laid last week on both islands.

  • CROW Releases Two Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles
    Monday, July 16, 2018 2:54 PM

    The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) released two critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles the morning of Monday, July 16, at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park in Collier County.

  • Sea Turtles Continue Nesting; Hatchlings Appearing
    Saturday, July 14, 2018 3:55 PM

    The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation Sea Turtle Patrol reported a consistent flow of new nests, bringing the count to 74 nests on the East End of Sanibel, 367 Loggerhead nests and 2 Green nests on the West End of Sanibel, and 138 nests on Captiva.

    There has been a total of 1,687 hatchlings emerge on both islands.

  • 'Ding' Darling Plans Prescribed Burn of Botanical Site
    Friday, July 13, 2018 1:16 PM

    The J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, in cooperation with local partners, is planning to conduct prescribed burns of the Botanical Site on Sanibel Island. These burns will reduce the likelihood of uncontrolled wildfires and help achieved habitat management goals of the Botanical Site. Based on current weather forecasts, the refuge and its partners are planning prescribed burns to take place as soon as the week of July16-20, 2018, if weather conditions are favorable.

  • Several Sea Turtle Nests Incubating During Alberto Hatch
    Monday, July 09, 2018 3:27 PM

    The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation has reported 15 sea turtle nests have hatched, as of Monday, July 9. These early nests were incubating when Subtropical Storm Alberto hit in May, so it is encouraging to see they survived the storm.

  • Male Loggerhead Satellite Tagged, Released on Sanibel
    Friday, June 29, 2018 5:00 PM

    An adult male loggerhead sea turtle was fitted with a satellite tracker and released at the West Wind Inn on Sanibel on Thursday following rehabilitation at The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife.

  • First of Sea Turtle Nests Hatch on Sanibel & Captiva
    Friday, June 29, 2018 4:00 PM

    The first three sea turtle nests of the season hatched last week on Captiva and the first two nests for Sanibel hatched the night of Thursday, June 28. The Captiva nests produced a total of 309 hatchlings. “That is very impressive, especially considering they felt the impacts of Alberto,” states Alexis Horn, Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation.

  • Ocean Tribe Paddlers to Host Canal Paddle
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 5:21 PM
    Sanibel Sea School's Ocean Tribe Paddling Club organizes a meet-up each month for paddling enthusiasts to enjoy a group paddle, share tips and ideas, and meet new friends with which to paddle.
  • Sanibel Sea School Campers Celebrate Nudibranchs and Plovers
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:28 PM

    Campers at Sanibel Sea School spent the second week of summer camp learning about nudibranchs and plovers – two very exciting marine science topics. Nudibranch Week at the organization’s Flagship Campus was all about the tiny, vibrantly colored marine gastropods, and Baby Plover Week at Canterbury School offered a chance for younger campers to celebrate some of Sanibel’s most adorable birds.

  • Zontians Explore Back Waters of Tarpon Bay
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:00 AM
  • Sea Turtle Nesting Continues To Grow On Sanibel's West End
    Friday, June 15, 2018 6:15 PM

    The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation reports sea turtle nesting is ramping up on Sanibel’s west end, where there has been great nesting on that stretch of beach. The east end of Sanibel, along with Captiva, remain a bit slower in nesting.

  • Sea School's First Week of Summer Camp Is A Success
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 11:17 AM

    Sanibel Sea School kicked off the summer camp season on June 4th with Hammerhead Week at the organization’s Sanibel Flagship Campus, and Mangrove Tree Crab Week at its Sundial Beach Resort and Spa location. Both programs were a success, and campers enjoyed five days of ocean-based activities and adventures.

  • CROW Treats, Releases Loggerhead Diagnosed With Red Tide Poisoning
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:51 PM

    The Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife released a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle Tuesday, June 12 on Fort Myers Beach with the help of Turtle Time, Inc. volunteers. The group rescued the turtle May 29 when it was found floating upside down in the surf. It was transported to CROW, where it received care and treatment for brevetoxicosis (known as red tide poisoning).

    Prior to its release, the turtle was tagged with a passive integrated transponder and a flipper tag on each of its front flippers. This is the fifth sea turtle in 2018 to be treated and released from CROW for red tide poisoning.

  • Sea Turtle Nesting Rises on Sanibel's West End
    Sunday, June 10, 2018 8:00 AM

    The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation reports Sanibel’s west end is catching up to last year’s sea turtle nesting count and as of Thursday, June 7, it was three nests shy of the 2017 number. Sanibel’s east end and Captiva remain slow in nesting.

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