World Turtle News, 09/01/2019
Hurricane Dorian could wash sea turtle nests out to sea amid promising nesting season
The hurricane is hitting just as beaches are moving from egg-laying season into hatching season, said Grace Dotson, senior scientist at Ecological Associates, which monitors sea turtle nests on sections of shoreline throughout the Treasure Coast.
“We still have a few nests being laid,” she said, “but we’re getting a lot more nests hatching now.”
Rather than take matters into their own hands, literally, anyone encounters who eggs, hatchlings or adult turtles on the beach should contact the FWC hotline: 1-888-404-3922.
“The state also cherishes our beloved wildlife and have very efficient procedures in place to save as many animals as possible,” Bergman said. “These experienced wildlife biologists will instruct the public as to which actions can be done over the phone.”
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