Vacation Home Rental in Florida: Check out the Sea Turtles!
"Vacation Home Rental in Florida: Check out the Sea Turtles!"
If you’re planning a vacation home rental in Florida over the summer months, consider checking out something new while you’re there. Sea turtle nesting season runs from May 1 to October 31, with plenty of action during the summer months, when it’s easiest to get away for vacation. If you’re vacationing on Captiva Island, Sea Oats Captiva Island Luxury Estate is a wonderful, luxurious place to stay during your vacation, and you’ll have access to plenty of wildlife conservation efforts and plenty of beautiful scenery during your stay. There’s plenty of activity for other members of the family, too, but for the sea turtle lovers in your life, Captiva Island could be perfect.
vacation home rental in Florida 124 sea turtle nests were discovered on Captiva in 2014, so this is a great place to observe these fascinating creatures!
In the four mile long, half mile wide stretch of land that is Captiva Island, 124 sea turtle nests were discovered in 2014. Of those, 94 hatches were observed prior to the end of September–so if you’re hoping to observe sea turtles in action, this is a great place to do it! Captiva Island has a rich turtle population that has continued to grow for the last few years. These fascinating creatures are available for view by those who would like to add sea turtle viewing to their vacation.
There are, of course, a few things to keep in mind during your vacation. Nests are marked each morning, so they’re very easy to identify. The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) does request that you take care not to disturb any nesting sites that you might come across. If a nesting site is disturbed, it may prevent the turtles from returning to the water, which is necessary to their survival. Several failed nesting attempts will cause female sea turtles to eject their eggs into the Gulf, so disturbing the nesting sites is very serious.
The SCCF also requests that lights that might draw attention away from the Gulf of Mexico be turned off at night to prevent attention from being drawn to the land area of the island while the turtles are attempting to make their way to the ocean. By removing those distractions and clearing the beach each evening, it makes the turtles much better able to make their way to the ocean and greatly improves their odds of survival.
While you’re looking for sea turtles (and hoping to see a migration), you might like to check out some of the other local wildlife areas. The island has some gorgeous locations to view, as well as plenty of opportunities to check out other activities. There is kayaking, fishing, and a boat dock; tennis courts and a pool; and plenty of other activities that will keep you busy during your vacation.
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