Turtle Talk Blog

Scientific American article on lighting work in Florida

May 4, 2014
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From Marydele Donnelly, Director of International Policy, Sea Turtle Conservancy: This is a short but valuable article on recent efforts to reduce light pollution on Florida’s beaches. More than 30 years ago Dr. David Ehrenfeld wrote the following about beachfront lighting, “With good will and good science people and sea turtles can use the beaches … Read moreScientific American article on lighting work in Florida

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Olive Ridley Arribada

October 8, 2013
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Watch this amazing sight as an arribada of Olive ridleys comes ashore to nest in the daytime in La Escobilla Sanctuary on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.

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Bonita Beach’s First Documented Green Sea turtle Nest Hatched!

September 22, 2013
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The first documented green turtle nest hatched Sunday on Bonita Beach. “We broke the record from zero to one,” said Eve Haverfield, president and founder of Turtle Time. “We love all our nests, but this one was just a little more special.” Green turtles are breaking records all over the state. On Sanibel and Captiva … Read moreBonita Beach’s First Documented Green Sea turtle Nest Hatched!

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Jet-Ski Ban Upheld

June 27, 2013
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Malinda Carlson represented Turtle Time, Inc at a Lee County Commissioners meeting on June 25, 2013. A local marina wanted to offer “eco-tours” on jet skis through the quiet back bays where many young Kemp’s ridley turtles live. The ban on jet skis stayed intact with a unanimous vote… NO JET SKIS!

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It’s a Wonderful World…that includes sea turtles

September 27, 2012
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Hatchling Wearing an Ornament…Dangers Lurking Inside Nests

October 4, 2010
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This little hatchling was trapped in the nest by a shell around its neck. We safely removed the shell… much like a sweater with the flipper out first.  

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Life is in Your Hands

March 31, 2010
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A poignant, 30-second video by Shalmor Avnon Amichay / Y&R Interactive Tel Aviv & Yaniv Levy. An environmental film to be used freely with a hope for a better world.

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Turtle Webcam Records Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatch in the Lower Florida Keys

September 1, 2009
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Environmental enthusiasts have been able to observe loggerhead sea turtles hatching and emerging from their nests, via a live streaming “turtle webcam” installed on a private beach on Big Pine Key in the Lower Florida Keys. The camera was funded by the Florida Keys Tourist Development Council and was focused on three separate loggerhead sea … Read moreTurtle Webcam Records Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatch in the Lower Florida Keys

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Turtle Time Poster

September 15, 2008
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Sea Turtle Poster Available Featuring Alan Maltz Image Just in time for loggerhead sea turtle hatching season, our poster is available from Turtle Time, Inc. to help save sea turtles. The poster is titled “First Impressions” and features an image of a loggerhead hatchling crawling across the sand by renowned fine art photographer Alan S. … Read moreTurtle Time Poster

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