The sea turtles are nesting, so your friends at Sea Shells Beach Club thought we’d share some interesting information about these super cool denizens of the sea.
Sea turtle nesting season is from March through October, so you might encounter eggs along beach areas or even see a female laying eggs. However, sea turtles are endangered and it is illegal to touch them or their eggs.
The five species of sea turtle found on the Florida Gulf Coast are: Hawksbill, Kemp’s Ridley, Loggerhead, Leatherback and Green.
Click here to see some fun facts about our amphibious friends.
If you ever see a stranded turtle (or other marine life) or need to report an issue, there are several rescue programs set up that can help. You can call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 1-888-404-FWCC or *FWC from your cell phone, or you can contact the Marine Science Center’s Turtle Rehabilitation department at 386-304-5545, ext. 101 or 105
Have you ever seen sea turtles up close? Tell us about your experience.