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In addition to Florida being a great place to enjoy the sun and surf, Florida's beaches are important
nesting areas for sea turtles, and the sand dunes are home to many unique plants and animals.
During a visit, please help protect Florida's sea turtles, other wildlife and the coastal habitats upon
which they depend. The sea turtle nesting season in Florida runs from March through October on the
Atlantic coast, and from May through October on the Gulf coast. During the sea turtle season, please
remember a few simple things to help protect these magnificent creatures and their habitat:
It is against the law to touch or disturb nesting sea turtles, hatchlings, or their nests. Sea turtles are
protected by both the Federal Endangered Species Act and the Florida Marine Protection Act.
If you see an injured or dead sea turtle, call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
1-888-404-FWCC (3922) or *FWC from your cell phone. Please be prepared to answer the following
questions: What is the exact location of the animal? Is the turtle alive or dead? What is the approximate
size of the turtle? Is the turtle marked with spray paint? (This indicates that the turtle has been
documented.) What is the location of the closest access point to the turtle?
Avoid going to the beach at night. If you must be on the beach at night, limit your walking and do not
use flashlights or flash photography. The light may cause the female to abort the nesting process, or
other sea turtles nearby may be discouraged from nesting if there are lights on the beach.
Turn off outside patio lights and shield indoor lights from shining directly onto the beach by closing the
drapes at night. Lights disturb nesting sea turtles and hatchlings. Many coastal counties and cities
have lighting ordinances that help reduce beachfront lighting. Please make sure your beachfront lights
are in compliance with the law.
While enjoying the beautiful beaches during the day, avoid disturbing marked sea turtle nests, and
please take your trash with when you leave the beach.