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Posted on: May 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] First sea turtle nest of the season spotted!

first nest may 7 2021

Sea turtle nesting season started May 1, and today we saw the first nest of the season! It is near the Connecticut Street Beach Access and, as always, 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. 

Learn about Turtle Time
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