Reptiles: Increased Monitoring of Sea Turtles is Making a Difference

March 5, 2017

Doug Mader, MS, DVM, DABVP (C/F, R/A), DECZM (Herpetology), owner of Marathon Veterinary Hospital in Florida, explains that this year has been a great nesting season, and believes its due to educating the public and increased monitoring.

There are 7 different species of sea turtles, and most beaches are patrolled during sea turtle nesting season to record the health of each species. Doug Mader, MS, DVM, DABVP (C/F, R/A), DECZM (Herpetology), owner of Marathon Veterinary Hospital in Florida, explains that this year has been a great nesting season, and believes its due to educating the public and increased monitoring.