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…
For as long as anyone knows, young sea turtles have ventured up the East Coast, leaving warm seas to feed on crabs and other prey. And some of them have lingered too long in northern waters and been stunned when the season turns cold.