17 sea turtle nests lost in 2 days

This 2012 file photo shows sea turtle nest number 58.

Photo by COREY PERRINE, Naples Daily News // Buy this photo

This 2012 file photo shows sea turtle nest number 58.

— Tuesday's brief bouts of sunshine shed light on sad sights along Collier County's beaches.

Video from NBC-2

The county said rain and strong surf destroyed at least 17 sea turtle nests (two each at Barefoot, Park Shore and Naples Beaches, five on Marco Island and six at Vanderbilt Beach). That's roughly 1,700 eggs gone in just two days.

"I've never heard of any being destroyed that's sad," said beachgoer Rebecca Hamby from Georgia.

Read the full story on NBC-2.com.

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