Turtle Time, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the continued survival of loggerhead sea turtles.
Established in 1989, the group is the Florida state-permitted monitoring organization for sea turtle activity from Fort Myers Beach to the Lee-Collier County line. Daily patrols during the nesting season are conducted to gather important scientific data about population estimates, distribution of nests, nesting patterns and hatching success rates. Dead or injured sea turtles are examined and dealt with as necessary. The information is transmitted to a national sea turtle stranding network.
It is turtle nesting season. Please shield your lights so that they are not visible from anywhere on the beach. Better yet, replace existing bulbs with Amber LED bulbs which give you 10,000 hours of turtle-friendly light! Find certified dealers who carry Amber LED’s: http://myfwc.com/conservation/you-conserve/lighting/certified/bulbs/
Please remember, your lights can mean life or death to endangered sea turtles!
The race for survival is on! Watch as a clutch of Chelonia mydas (green sea turtle hatchlings) hatches in the daytime in Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica, October, 2013.
Kemp’s Ridley Release in Pine Island Sound, Florida
Please don’t litter…A hatchling’s life is in your hands…
Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) kicked off its 8th annual Tour de Turtles (TdT) with a live sea turtle release on August 2nd at the Barrier Island Center, located in the heart of the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Tour de Turtles 2015 Kickoff from Coalter Digital on Vimeo.
Young Loggerhead Sea Turtles Spend Lost Years Floating in Seaweed By John Virata March 5, 2014 Where do baby loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) spend their youth? Previously, not a lot was known about young loggerheads except for the fact that very few survive into adulthood. The general notion was the young turtles swam around [...]