As of May 23, SCCF has documented 125 loggerhead nests and 1 leatherback nest on Sanibel and Captiva Islands!


Help SCCF protect nesting females and hatchlings by keeping our beaches clean, flat, and dark. This means turning off lights and flashlights on and near the beach after 9 p.m., filling in holes and flattening sandcastles, removing beach furniture, and properly disposing of food and trash.


To report issues with nests, hatchlings, or sea turtles, please contact the SCCF Sea Turtle Hotline at 978-728-3663.


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SCCF’s Sea Turtle Program operates under a permit granted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).