Sea turtle nesting season to begin; oceanfront residents urged to dim beach lights

When in doubt, turn it out.

That simple, bumper sticker-like phrase says it all, marking the beginning Monday of lights out for turtle-nesting season.

If you are an occupant of one of the nearly 300 beachfront dwellings in town, you probably have received a reminder letter, from the town or your condominium management, asking you to turn out lights that are visible from the beach.

The point? To protect sea turtles who lumber on beaches from March 1 through Oct. 31 to lay their eggs. For millions of years, female sea turtles have been coming ashore in Palm Beach County.

Read full story HERE.


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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