Lights out-Save the sea turtles

 

 

Not only is it unkind to disturb the nests along the South Carolina coast it is also illegal.  Loggerhead turtles are considered to be an endangered species. Here are some simple ways that you can help assist with their survival and the new baby turtles while enjoying a beach vacation.

  • Comply with the “lights out” policy if you are staying in an ocean front building
  • Remove your beach chairs and umbrellas from the beach in the evening
  • Do not leave any trash or plastic on the beach
  • Return any sandcastles or holes to the original surface when leaving the beach
  • Never disturb a nest, a nesting turtle or a hatchling

Doing these things will help the turtles from getting disoriented, tangled, trapped or unable to reach the nest.

If you are a new visitor to the beach, after taking a short walk you will likely find it preposterous,  that anyone would want to disrupt the lives of wildlife.

 

 

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Photo credit: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

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Alice

 

 

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Author: Alice DeForest

With over 30 years experience in various phases of the real estate industry, I would like to have the opportunity to share some of the knowledge, opinions, and fun things with you. I have also had the opportunity to live in all four corners of the US . I have been a buyer, seller, tenant, and landlord in my personal life, which allows me to share first hand information my experience with real estate. I am now a settled empty nester, that is working less hours which allows me the time to write this blog and travel

3 thoughts on “Lights out-Save the sea turtles”

  1. I remember once when my kids were younger going to the south Carolina beach to witness sea turtle eggs hatching. We went to a program directed by a naturalist. It was amazing! What a sight. Thanks for reminding everyone of the rules.

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