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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Sea turtle nesting season is in full swing

first nest may 7 2021

Sea turtle nesting season started May 1 and the first nest of the season was spotted on May 7 near the Connecticut Street Beach Access. Nests are marked off by yellow caution tape.

Learn about "Turtle Time" and the dedicated group of volunteers who oversee sea turtle nesting season on FMB

Beachfront property owners are reminded that turtle nesting season brings responsibilities for special lighting to keep turtle hatchlings from getting disoriented when they come out of the nest. Everyone is reminded to please not disturb sea turtle nests, and to pick up after themselves on the beach, including filling in holes in the sand. Mother turtles need clear paths from the water to their nesting spot and babies need clear paths to the Gulf when they hatch.

Read about sea turtle nesting season lighting and other requirements. 

In April, Town Council adopted an ordinance with amendments to sea turtle regulations.

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