Monday, January 17, 2011

NATURAL AND HUMAN THREATS TO SEA TURTLES



WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:
1) Anyone who lives near a beach should turn lights off at night-especially those seen from the beach.

2) Never leave beach chairs or other items out overnight.  They can entrap nesting sea turtles or hatchings, leading to their death.

3) Never approach or take flash photos of turtles.  Lights and noise can hinder turtles' ability to nest or find their way back to the sea.

4)Keep oceans, bays and rivers pollution-free.  Take a trash bag with you when you go to the beach and remove any trash you see. 

BE SURE TO REPORT INJURED OR DEAD SEA TURTLES, POACHING OF EGGS OR OTHER WILDLIFE EMERGENCIES.  CALL WILDLIFE ALERT HOTLINE- 1-888-404-3922