Monday, June 02, 2008
Shhh! I'll tell you a wonderful little secret. We already have four sea turtle nests on the island! We still had none at this point last year.
Won't it be wonderful if we see our sea turtles numbers start coming back up?
Click here to find out more about our Florida sea turtles and how to help them.
Don't forget: To pick up trash on the beach - especially plastic bags or balloons. Sea turtles may mistake plastic for food.
Don't forget: To fill in any holes you may have dug. Sea turtles coming ashore to nest can get trapped in a large hole.
Don't forget: To turn down the lights and close your shades at night if you live on the beach. Sea turtles can get disoriented when coming ashore to lay their eggs, thinking land lights are moonlight reflected on gulf waters. An entire nest could be lost.
Don't forget: To share your love of these magnificent creatures with others and spread the word on how to help them.
Click here for more info on nesting from The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute .