LBKTW NESTING HISTORY

 

 

The State started collecting records in 1989, we have records from our beach from 1991

 

To date our most successful years

1998        172 nests

1999        188 nests

For the State the most successful year was 1998

 

Our worst years

1993        48 nests

2000        73 nests

2004        76 nests

2005        75 nests

2006        74 nests

For the State the worst year was 2004

 

 

1991        84 nests

1992        77 nests

1993        48 nests, very low hatch rate of 50%, also a high unhatched rate, with only 12%of the emergences resulting in viable nests, huge renourishment project was taking place on the beach and this was Orville’s last year as Top Turtle

1994    92 nests and this was the last year for using the screened hatchery at Wicker Inn

 

1995

139 nests, 222 non-nesting emergences, 32 relocations, 4 disorientations, 21 nests lost in Hurricane Erin and Hurricane Opal

Average success rate 85%

 

1996

132 nests, 165 non-nesting emergences, 1 nest lost to Hurricane Josephine

Average success rate 68%

 

1997

145 nests, 173 non-nesting emergences, 10 disorientations, 9 relocations

Average success rate 76%

 

1998

172 nests, 170 non-nesting emergences, 16 disorientations, 79 nests lost in Hurricane Earl and Hurricane Georges

Average success rate 78%

 

 

1999

188 nests, 163 non-nesting emergences, 23 relocations, 26 nests negative affected by erosion and Hurricane Floyd

Average success rate 77%

 

2000

73 nests, 21 relocations, 20 nests lost to Hurricane Gordon and 7 to high tides

Average success rate 72%

 

2001

131 nests, 122 non-nesting emergences, 19 relocations, 55 nests negatively impacted by no-name storm (lost) on July 22 and 23, also as a result 10 nests had a hatch rate of less than 50% and at least 1200 evaluated eggs were only partially developed due to water damage

Average success rate 59%

 

2002

86 nests, 138 non-nesting emergences, 8 relocations, 9 disorientations

Average success rate 58%

 

2003

121 nests (this includes our first green turtle nest), 213 non-nesting emergences

40 relocated nests, and 25 nests negatively affected by erosion and storm related events

Also an extremely low hatch rate in Zone C, many totally undeveloped nests because of low beach and water table

Average success rate 61%

 

2004

76 nests, 15 disorientations, 36 relocations, 36%hatch rate

Very high number of non-nesting emergences, 162, probably due to our eroding beach

 

2005

9 members of LBKTW attended International Sea Turtle Symposium in Savannah, GA

Mote takes over Permit for Manatee County of Longboat Key

75 nests, low number may be due to active Hurricane season an eroded beach

 

2006

NO HURRICANES!

 

2007

76 Nests

30 Hatched

104 False Crawls

NO HURRICANES