Tampa Bay Informer - Pinellas Community
Monday, 26 April 2010 00:00

Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins May 1st

Baby Sea TurtlesSea turtle nesting season begins May 1 and ends Oct. 31. Because newly hatched turtles find their way to the sea by following the natural light reflected by the water, city ordinances determine specific lighting requirements for beach parking lots, streets, and promenades.

 

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Alexander Duarle (13), Jodi Mark (mom), CMA Sea Turtle Nesting Manager Danielle O’Neil, Robyn Bergeron (13), Nick Mitchell (13) and Jordan Mark (13)Kids in “Friends for Florida” presented $650 to Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) to help take care of its rescued sea turtles. The group, made up of middle school students from Pasco and Hillsborough Counties, was started by friends who wanted to raise awareness about environmental issues. To raise the money, the kids held garage sales, lemonade stands, recycled aluminum cans and collected money outside of a local Wal-Mart.

Published in Pinellas County

CMA staff and volunteers work to rehabilitate the rescued sea turtlesDuring the cold-snap that hit Florida in early January, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) took in and treated nearly 100 sea turtles suffering from a condition known as “cold stun.” In the course of two weeks, the CMA rescued more turtles than they had in the previous year.

Published in Pinellas County

CMA volunteers work to rehabilitate a rescued sea turtleThe mild waters off Florida’s sunny beaches are home to a variety of marine fauna, including our sea turtles, adapted to the sub-tropical climate. So when the recent cold snap hit, the sea turtles had trouble coping.

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