"One of our morning turtlers came across this loggerhead hatchling trying to make its way to the ocean. Unfortunately, this hatchling got caught up in a human’s trash and would've most likely exhausted itself, had it not been found. We cannot stress this enough, but PLEASE remember to pick up after yourself (and others). We don’t just make the beaches ugly when we litter, we are also affecting endangered animals & costing lives."
- Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program
This little guy almost didn't make it to the ocean after falling down someone's umbrella hole! Thankfully, a turtle walker found him.
Just a friendly reminder to fill in umbrella holes and level sandcastles, so that these guys can quickly make it to the water! This is a great opportunity to teach others about respecting our coast.
When baby sea turtles hatch, we call it a "turtle boil." The whole nest works together to break up the sand as they squeeze to the surface. It uses up a lot of their tiny energy reserves, so any additional hurtles are extremely difficult for them. However, due to local community efforts, the East Coast has been leading the charge in sea turtle conservation and education.
Posts are a combination of my own research, visits, and conversations, plus various information found around the web. I try to provide sources, but if you have specific questions, feel free to ask!