To see a SEA TURTLE coming ashore and laying her eggs is a rare sight. This is what Richard, Anne France, Laura and Paul got to see last week on June 2 at 11 p.m. on the beach at Junonia of Sanibel condos. Richard had his cell phone with him at the time and snapped this photo hoping not to disturb the mamma turtle. Just a reminder- Do not shine flash lights at any sea turtle, especially while nesting. It’s against the law.
She continued to drop her ping pong size eggs and they all marveled at the magic of this creature. Richard was kind enough to share this picture with us- I hope you can make out that this is the back end of her shell.
Laura was also lucky enough to find this PAPER FIG on the lighthouse beach on Sanibel. They are very thin so they get cracked very easily. It’s not as easy to find them in perfect shape like this one. It’s beauty.
wow, what a lucky day for them. so glad they shared some pictures of the momentous events. I love the first photo, the water looks so calm and settling in at sunset.
Soooooo Lucky! We have gone out and walked the beaches, late, many times with hopes of witnessing this but have never been that lucky!! How fortunate they were! Treasure the moment and the picture!!!! Very exciting!
My family and I arrived yesterday and we love everything about Sanibel. I have read your blog before we came to learn about the island…and now that we are here I still enjoy reading it. Thanks so much for all the great information. It has really helped me plan our vacation.
Dear Pam and Clark,
It was a fabulous experience meeting sweet people like you on the light house beach! I especially appreciate your knowledge concerning that awesome starfish I found. You let me know that, although he appeared dead, he was actually alive and needed to be returned to the sea.
Thanks so much for sharing our “National Geographic” moment concerning Mama sea turtle with everyone, sharing our paper fig find, and taking our picture.
Anne france Tremege(Atlanta, Ga.)
P.S. Clark, thanks for giving us some of your shells!
Someone actually took flash photography of a sea turtle laying eggs. Really?
It was an iphone- no flash