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Celebrate sea turtle season
sea turtle season by helping keep our sea turtles and their hatchlings
Did you know that sea
turtle season in Miami Beach is from April 1 - October 31?
turtles nest on our beaches annually and they need our help with making it
back to the ocean safely. Remember to never touch or harass a nesting sea
turtle or hatchling and to keep a distance from any marked nests on the
beach. If you encounter an injured sea turtle, contact the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission by calling 1-888-404-FWCC.
presence of artificial light from properties near the beach disorients
nesting adults and hatchlings. It is important to turn off all unnecessary
lighting or keep the blinds closed at night. It is also recommended to
install tinted glass or shades on all windows and glass doors facing or
within line-of-sight from the beach.
lights located on the exterior of a beach side property can also
be modified or replaced to decrease disorientation and improve nesting
habits through the installation of indirect low profile lighting fixtures
and bulbs. Existing fixtures can also be shielded or repositioned so that
the point source of the light or any reflective surface is no longer
visible from the beach.
For more information on sea
turtles or sea turtle friendly lighting, please contact Yani
Pineda (firstname.lastname@example.org; 305.673.7010). Click here to learn about the
Environment and Sustainability Division!