nesting season

Sea turtles on beach
Isabella Jusková

Sea turtle nesting season is officially underway. Officials are advising beachgoers to take precautions to help keep turtles safe.

A snowy plover on its nest
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It’s Nesting season for Florida’s waterbirds. And, Florida wildlife officials say it’s important the public keeps its distance, while on the beach or boating on the state’s waterways.

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Thursday marks the beginning of the loggerhead, leatherback and green turtle’s six month nesting season and wildlife officials are warning people to steer clear of potential nests to prevent scaring the parents back into the ocean before laying their eggs.

Gainesville’s Sea Turtle Conservancy is the largest sea turtle nonprofit in Florida. Its Policy Coordinator, Gary Appelson confirms the endangered, seafaring reptiles’ population is rebounding – mostly a result of their status under the Endangered Species Act.