The sea turtles of Gasparilla Island continue their remarkable recovery from the effects of Tropical Storm Debby. Already, there are more nests known to be on the island than the total number of nests during the 2011 nesting season.
Last year’s total was 311 nests. There are currently 359 confirmed nests on the island’s beaches. There may be more, since markers were washed out in the high tides of the tropical storm.
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