It may be shark week, but sharks aren't the only sea creatures you'll find along Florida's shimmering coastlines. While the weather is warm and the beaches start to empty at night, we see adorable sea turtles find their way to us. We have six sea turtles visiting the Florida coast right now according to Ocearch.
About 3 weeks ago, we had several sea turtles visiting our beaches to nest; the four green sea turtles — Emily, Andrea, Melanie, and Kate — have stuck around, but two more beautiful green sea turtles have joined them on their little Florida vacation in the Gulf. Check out the two new girls in town below.
This 3-foot-6 adult female green sea turtle was pinged this morning July 31 at 8:08 a.m., swimming around between the Florida Keys and The Everglades. She's been hanging out along the west coast for a few days though, even taking a moment to hit up Marco Island and Cape Romano from July 24 to July 26. She first received her tag on Keewaydin Island — we wonder if she was there getting ice cream from the pink boat!
Holly is the same size as her friend Lal, coming in at 3-foot-6. This beautiful girl was pinged this morning at 7:49 a.m. swimming around in the same section of the Gulf near Big Pine Key and The Everglades. She was first spotted on Sanibel, where she successfully laid a nest. What a good momma!
As for our friends who came before and have stuck around - Melanie was last pinged on July 29 off the coast of Venice. Andrea hasn't gone far from her previous ping on Sanibel, she's at Captiva as of July 30 at 9:09 a.m. Kate is hanging out with Emily down by The Keys — Kate having been pinged on July 30 at 12:17 p.m. and Emily on July 26 at 10:24 p.m.
You can track the path of these gentle beauties through Ocearch's website here.