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Topic: Turtle nesting season
As large mats of sargassum continue to float to shore on all three islands, Department of Environment staff and volunteers are monitoring the impact this has on turtle nesting.
As Cayman's turtle-nesting season gets under way, a new research paper prepared by the Cayman Islands Department of Environment and the University of Exeter in the UK has tracked a major increase in the sea turtle-nesting population over 22 years.
The 2020 turtle-nesting season came to a close with a record 557 confirmed nests on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac combined, the Department of Environment reported Tuesday.
Turtle mating season is underway and Department of Environment Deputy Director Tim Austin is urging people not to disturb the animals.