Sea turtle nesting on Sanibel took a hit, said Amanda Bryant, coordinator of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation sea turtle program.
Extremely high tides kept Bryant
from checking nests before Tuesday.
"I don't have many nests left," she
"I've been getting frantic calls about eggs in the surf.
Some nests are still in place, but those have been inundated for the last three days."
As of Saturday, sea turtles had laid more than 200 nests on Sanibel.
"That's pretty impressive for the end of June," Bryant
"Then here comes a tropical storm to ruin all the fun."
The loss of so many nests isn't a catastrophe because sea turtle nesting season continues until Oct. 31.
"They'll come back and start nesting," Bryant