Clean, dark and flat….the best beach for our sea turtles

Please remember to keep the beaches clean, dark and flat. Sea turtles are designed for the water so doing our part to reduce the obstacles on the beach is the least we can do.

Last week, our volunteers responded to a report of a female attempting to nest, she had encountered a beach chair and crawled over it. She was also disturbed by people taking flash photos and shining flashlights on her. This is all very disturbing, we can all do better!

If you encounter a nesting sea turtle, turn off all lights, do not take photos, give her space observing from behind her line of sight. Call the PCB non-emergency police at 850-233-5000 so they can contact our on call volunteers.

Beach chair left unattended becomes an obstacle for a nesting sea turtle