sea turtles

Our friends at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission sent us the following release and asked that we share it with our readers. May marks the beginning of sea turtle nesting season on many of Florida’s sandy beaches. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking beachfront property owners and beach visitors [...]

Florida is the place where more sea turtles nest than anywhere else in the U.S. All sea turtles are protected by both Florida and federal laws. It is illegal to touch or disturb nesting sea turtles, hatchlings or their nests. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is asking Florida beachgoers and residents, who live [...]

On November 15th the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced the award of more than $370 million from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund for 25 projects in five Gulf states, including four critical projects in Florida. In 1984, Congress created NFWF and it has become one of the largest conservation grant-makers in the world. [...]

Our friends at FWRI asked us to share the following information with you. Five Facts about Sea Turtles Sea turtle nesting season in Florida lasts through October. A female sea turtle can lay more than 100 eggs per nest. Some juvenile and adult sea turtles eat jellyfish. Loggerheads are the most abundant sea turtle species [...]

It’s Turtle Time!

Although sea turtle nesting season started on May 1, the first nest was found on Longboat Key on April 30th according to Mote Marine Laboratory Reports. Scientists, interns and volunteers from Mote patrol the beaches from Longboat Key to Venice to document nests. The season runs until October 31. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation [...]

Thirty years ago scientists were worried that the green turtle might become extinct. So the survey, recently released by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Institute that showed it had been a record breaking year for green turtle nests was cause for celebration. Sea turtles dig about 80 percent of their nests in the United [...]

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