If you leave it, you will lose it
Mar 17, 2017 02:00AM
According to Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch President Mary Duffy, items left on the beach overnight pose "obstacles for endangered sea turtles attempting to nest...endangered sea turtles can become entangled and forced to crawl around to find a place to lay their eggs or, worse yet, return to the sea without depositing their eggs, only to have to return to find another nesting site. None of this is easy for a 200-pound turtle." In 2016, after the Nassau County ordinance was passed, there were a record number of turtle nests.
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