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Out of the Light and Into the Darkness: Managing the Impacts of Artificial Light on Sea Turtles

May 18, 2014
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It is sea turtle nesting season, the time when threatened and endangered sea turtles come ashore to nest to ensure future generations of their species. Lights act like magnets to turtles! Watch and learn how you can help them to survive. Ocean Health Index article “Out Of the Light and Into the Darkness” : http://www.oceanhealthindex.org/News/Out_Of_The_Light_And_Into_The_Darkness

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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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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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