Florida: endangered sea turtles thriving thanks to Covid-19 restrictions

Florida: endangered sea turtles thriving thanks to Covid-19 restrictions Researchers are seeing an increase in nests as restrictions keep humans and harmful waste off beachesMarine life researchers in Florida say that coronavirus restrictions keeping humans and harmful waste off beaches are having a beneficial effect on the numbers of endangered leatherback sea turtles in the state.With the summer nesting season barely two weeks old, staff from the Loggerhead MarineLife Center in Juno Beach have already found and marked 76 nests of the world’s largest species of sea turtle on the nine and half mile stretch they monitor, a “significant” increase from the same stage last year. Continue reading… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/apr/19/florida-leatherback-turtles-coronavirus-beaches