It is time to turn off your beach lights for the turtles on Amelia Island as turtle hatchlings find their way to the beach.
Sea turtles are protected by law and Amelia Island is home to these nesting endangered marine turtles. Three species of turtles, loggerheads, green turtles and leatherbacks have created as many as 100 nests on 12 miles of our beaches which is vital to their survival.
Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch, Inc. conducts surveys to help provide education information to the public and to protect the turtles. If you find a nest or a dead turtle you should call them at (904) 261-2697.
To learn more about the Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch visit their website for more information.