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Sea turtle nesting season officially begins

6:34 AM, May 1, 2013   |    comments
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FLORIDA -- The start of May is also the official start of sea turtle nesting season.


The female members of the endangered species will make their way onto our sandy beaches to lay eggs. Last year, St. Johns County had a good year of around 650 loggerhead turtle nests.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is urging people to make sure all their equipment is off beaches at night so female turtles can lay their eggs. The FWC is also reminding people it is a felony to disturb any sea turtles, their nests or hatchlings. Also, turn off lights along the beach.

Just as a reminder it is a felony to disturb a female sea turtle that is nesting.

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