Saturday, August 25 2012, 06:07 PM EDT
Tropical storm Isaac doesn't have to make a direct hit to severely affect the turtle population
JUNO BEACH, Fla -- Turtle experts at the Loggerhead Marine Life Center say in the 10 miles of beach they survey, they've seen the most nests since the mid 1990’’s, nearly 9 thousand. And the slightest of storm surges could wash away um-hatched eggs. Dr Charles Manire with the Center tells CBS12 we are in the peak of turtle nesting season and it's very much a record year of nests that are still yet to hatch. Despite the storm, it is against federal and state law to move sea turtle eggs once they've been laid on the beach.