Here are a few simple things you can do to help increase the sea turtle population:
Please do not allow pets and children close to a marked nest. Dogs can hear hatchlings and will dig them up. Turtle nests are strictly off-limits.
Marked nests will have corner stakes and yellow tape around them and will be covered with a piece of heavy wire. They are protected by Federal law and anyone interfering with the nest, the adults or the hatchlings will be prosecuted.
Nesting mama turtles and hatchlings can get tangled in items left on the beach. Less than one percent of sea turtles survive until adulthood. We have to give them every advantage possible. Please learn all you can to help these beautiful creatures survive. Share what you know to others on the beach: knowledge is power!