UCF researchers log startling jump in sea turtle nests

UCF researchers log startling jump in number of sea turtle nests

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

University of Central Florida researchers just made a major announcement about sea turtle conservation efforts. 

The school's Marine Turtle Research Group is in its last few weeks counting sea turtle nests in Brevard County.  They have discovered a startling jump in the number of nests for endangered green sea turtles.

When research started in the 1980s, they found just 32 nests.  Two years ago, they logged a record of more than 5,000, and this year, the number leaped to nearly 12,000 green sea turtle nests. The team credits federal laws that protect the turtles and their nests.

 

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