Nature Guide

July and August
Sea Turtle Season

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Walk the beaches and count the orange taped squares (turtle nests).

Did you know that only 1 in 100 hatchlings will reach maturity?

Each year, mature turtles will return to the beach where they hatched to deposit their eggs.

Sea turtles deposit 80-180 eggs in their nests.  Sixty day incubation.


You can help:

DO NOT USE A FLASHLIGHT IF YOU ARE WALKING THE BEACH AT NIGHT.

DO NOT DISTURB NESTING TURTLES.

WATCH OUT FOR DISORIENTED HATCHLINGS.


For more information: 

Crandon Park Visitors and Nature Center

Sea Turtle Awareness Program

www.biscaynenaturecenter.org

305-361-6767 / 305-361-5263

www.seawoldcares.com