Police say someone (or something) messed with Gulf Shores sea turtle nest

Published 3:52 pm Sunday, May 24, 2020

Police in Gulf Shores are investigating after a sea turtle nest was vandalized.

Alabama Coastal Foundation executive director Mark Berte said that a predator screen protecting the nest on West Beach was taken off and a hole was dug into the sand, according to Al.com. No eggs were disturbed.

Foundation employees believe it occurred sometime between late Friday night when their last patrol person checked on the nest and early Saturday morning when the disturbance was discovered by the next patrol.

There were no animal tracks nearby, leading investigators to believe it was done by people.

The foundation is monitoring five sea turtle nests along Alabama’s coastline.