SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia wildlife officials say they're seeing a sea turtle baby boom on the state's beaches.
Mark Dodd, sea turtle coordinator for the state Department of Natural Resources, says more than 2,000 turtle nests have been counted this year along Georgia's 100-mile coast. That's roughly double the average annual number of nests the state has seen for the last 25 years.
The Savannah Morning News reports Cumberland Island has had more than 600 nests, surpassing its record of 366 nests a year ago. Tybee Island has counted 20 nests, breaking its previous record of 14.
And sea turtles are still laying their eggs on Georgia beaches. The nesting season normally extends into late August.