Shell-shocked: Sea turtle nesting records shattered in St. Lucie County

The protection of sea turtles during nesting season has been championed for years. Now, nesting records are being broken. St. Lucie County has documented more loggerhead and green turtle nests this year than ever before.

“It’s fantastic news. It’s great to see so many turtles coming back, and I hope that this is just the start of a pattern that we see year after year,” exclaimed Dr. Zack Jud, the Director of Education at the Florida Oceanographic Society.

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