sea turtles http://wlrn.org en Sea Turtle Nesting Numbers Soar In Florida http://wlrn.org/post/sea-turtle-nesting-numbers-soar-florida <p>When the late Archie Carr, a pioneering University of Florida ecologist, first began documenting the decline of sea turtles in the 1960s, the future looked grim — particularly for the green turtle.</p><p>The green turtle had long been a Florida seafood menu staple, usually served up in the famous soup. But with the population largely eaten out of existence in state waters, most meat had to be imported.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:13:15 +0000 Curtis Morgan 20671 at http://wlrn.org Sea Turtle Nesting Numbers Soar In Florida How Artificial City Lights Are Killing Baby Sea Turtles http://wlrn.org/post/how-artificial-city-lights-are-killing-baby-sea-turtles <p>South Florida is at the height of sea turtle nesting season, the time of year when thousands of turtle hatchlings burst out of their nests and instinctively use moonlight to guide them out to the ocean.</p><p>Although conservationists have made progress in dimming the lights along the beach, they're still running up against a form of light pollution that's hard to control.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:39:32 +0000 Christine DiMattei 19225 at http://wlrn.org How Artificial City Lights Are Killing Baby Sea Turtles Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins: Here's How To See Them In Action http://wlrn.org/post/sea-turtle-nesting-season-begins-heres-how-see-them-action <p>Sea turtle nesting season is off and crawling this year with the first reported sea turtle nest in Boca Raton. The nest, made by a leatherback turtle, was recorded on Sunday morning in South Beach Park by Marine Turtle Specialists with the <a href="http://www.gumbolimbo.org/Sea-Turtle-Research" target="_blank">Boca Raton Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program</a> based out of Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:02:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 12213 at http://wlrn.org Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins: Here's How To See Them In Action Hurricane Sandy Erosion Will Impact Florida's Sea Turtle Nesting Season http://wlrn.org/post/hurricane-sandy-erosion-will-impact-floridas-sea-turtle-nesting-season <p>South Florida's beaches in late spring through much of the fall resemble something of a crime scene, or rather, dozens of miniature crime scenes. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Brightly colored caution tape and wooden stakes can be found scattered throughout the sand, sectioning off areas where sea turtles have left the water to build nests. </span></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 9658 at http://wlrn.org Hurricane Sandy Erosion Will Impact Florida's Sea Turtle Nesting Season