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FAQ Topic: Turtle Season

Who takes care of the turtle nests?

Sand to Sea Inc. will check the beaches every morning for signs of new nests, nesting staff mark the nests and rope them off to avoid human disturbance. Though this organization you can help by adopting a nest through Sand to Sea Inc. Visit their website for more details: https://sandtoseainc.org/. To report the disturbance of … Continued

What types of turtles make nests in Madeira Beach?

Kemp’s Ridley and Loggerhead turtles make Madeira Beach their temporary home during May to October. These turtles are considered endangered which is why it is so important for us to keep our distance and help them thrive.

What do I do if I see a turtle nest?

Sand to Sea Inc. monitors the beach in Madeira for any turtle nests. They will mark them off so beach guests can make sure to steer clear. Citizens should not pick up hatchlings heading toward the water, shine lights or use photo equipment with a flash. Hatchlings use starlight and moonlight reflecting off the water … Continued

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