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Treasure Coast sees increase in some sea turtle nests

Overall, sea turtle nesting in Florida appears to be down, but two sea turtle species are nesting in record numbers along the state’s Treasure Coast. Researchers say green sea turtles and leatherback sea turtles have more nests in the area around Melbourne and Ft. Pierce, a TCPalm article says. While there are still more loggerhead nests than green or leatherback nests, that’s because loggerheads are the most prevalent species in Florida. The article includes nest numbers from this year and the previous year, plus tips for helping sea turtles.

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Land crabs are back

Once while driving on A1A back from a visit to Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, there were crabs scuttling all over the road. My husband was driving, and he swerved, inched along and kept an eye out for the crabs, trying not to hit any.

Must be land crab time of year again, and this article has some information on the fierce-looking blue guys.

Photo from SERTC

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