YOU Can Help
Do not disturb sea turtles, nests, or eggs - it's the law!
If you encounter a nesting turtle, keep lights off, remain still, and keep your distance.
Be careful at the beach,
not all nests are marked and eggs are only 1 - 3 feet below the surface.
Do not disturb nest markers - organizations monitor sea turtles.
Reduce litter and marine debris - especially fishing line and plastic.
Keep pets away from nesting females, nests, and hatchlings.
Be mindful on the water, sea turtles swim offshore and inshore waters all year long, frequently surfacing to breathe and thus are susceptable to boat strikes.
Report all dead, injured, or stranded sea turtles or harassment of adults, hatchlings, or nests to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).
Go on an approved sea turtle walk
with a licensed guide:
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, (Boca Raton)
MacArthur Beach State Park, (North Palm Beach)
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, (Juno Beach)
**Link goes to email notification list OR follow us @pbcerm for walk times