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Sea turtle hatchlings. Photo courtesy Florida Fish & Wildlfe

Help shorebirds and sea turtles when at the shore

published: June 30th, 2023 by

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds the public that as we enjoy our beaches this weekend and beyond, everyone can do their part to help sea turtles and shorebirds have a successful nesting season by giving them space, removing beach furniture and trash before leaving for the day, keeping beaches clean and dark, and never disturbing their nests. Because our state’s shorelines are critical for sea turtle and shorebird nesting, all beachgoers can have a big impact on their nesting success. Florida’s sandy beaches provide important spring and summer nesting habitat for several species of federally threatened… Read More »