Sea Turtle Watch!!
Posted by Karen Bell on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 9:11 AM By Karen Bell / August 9, 2013 Comment
?Sea Turtle Nesting Season is in Full Swing
Sea Turtle Nesting Statistics as of 7/12/13
Sanibel East End - 42 Nests
Sanibel West End - 223 Nests
Captiva - 98 nests
Sea Turtle monitoring and statistics provided by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation.
By following these simple guidelines, you can do your part to ensure the survival of these magnificent creatures:
Turn off or shield lights near the beaches. Artificial beach lighting can inhibit female sea turtles from nesting and disorient hatchlings.
Remove furniture and other items from the beach and dune area, when not in use, between the hours of 9:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M.
Level all sandcastles and fill any holes dug during play. Please leave the beach as you found it, so that sea turtles and hatchlings are not hindered on their way to nest or to the water.
Pick up all trash. Sea turtles mistakenly eat debris, especially plastic, which results in death.
Honor the leash law. All dogs on the beach must be on a leash and not allowed to disturb nesting turtles or hatchlings.
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