Sea Turtle Season is Back on Florida Beaches
May 1 is the beginning of the Sea Turtle season on the beaches of Florida and in Volusia County where Daytona Beach is.
“All of the world’s sea turtles are designated as either endangered or threatened and are protected by state, federal and international laws. For years the county has actively protected coastal wildlife by implementing our Sea Turtle Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP).”
Sea turtles are among the most ancient creatures on earth. They are from the era of dinosaurs.
With more and more people living by the beach and using the beach, we have to be careful so that we do not cause problems for Sea Turtles.
3 simple tips for Sea Turtle Nesting season, which runs from May 1 to October 31:
1. Don’t Shine Lights on the Beach
2. Remove Beach Furniture at Night
3. Fireworks on the Beach are illegal
Please, keep in mind, that it is estimated that only 1 in 1,000 hatchlings will survive to adulthood. It is 0.1% survival rate. With this survival rate, it is no wonder all species of sea turtles are endangered or threatened.
Sea Turtle season trivia
Do you know that “temperatures of the sand where the turtles nest determine the sex of the turtle: below 85 degrees Fahrenheit (30ºC) is predominately male; above 85 degrees Fahrenheit (30ºC) is predominately female.”