I am blogging about the great opportunity I had during my summer internship shadowing scientists and blogging about the experiences. My name is Sean MacWilliam and I was born and raised in coastal SE Florida. I am currently ... READ MORE
My name is Sean MacWilliam and I was born and raised in coastal SE Florida. I am currently a senior at the University of Florida studying Forest Resources and Conservation with a specialization in Protected Areas Management. ... READ MORE
Why are balloons a problem?
Did you know Florida's protected sea turtles can mistake balloons on the beach and in the ocean for jellyfish? Please remember to properly dispose of your balloons and other trash on the beach.
The problem with ... READ MORE
The Florida Master Naturalist Program's 20th Anniversary Celebrations continue in St. Lucie County with a permitted sea turtle night walk. This event took place on July 13, 2021 and was hosted by Ecological Associates Inc of Jensen Beach. ... READ MORE
In St. Lucie County, sea turtle nesting season is March 1 - November 15th. It is a perilous time for nesting sea turtles and hatchlings on Florida's coast. Help make St. Lucie County a sanctuary of sea turtle friendly beaches. Artificial ... READ MORE
Seven species of sea turtles swim in all of the world's oceans except for the polar seas. Their adult lives at sea remain relatively unknown, but different species of sea turtles venture to shallow seagrass meadows while others dive to depths ... READ MORE
Like all reptiles, sea turtles are ectothermic (cold-blooded) and cannot regulate their body temperature. If water temperatures drop below approximately 50°F (10°C), sea turtles become lethargic and are unable to swim, so they can be hit by ... READ MORE
June 16 is World Sea Turtle Day. Most readers are probably aware that sea turtles nest on our local beaches during the summer months (May through October). Three species commonly nest on Florida beaches. Over the past five years (2015-19), 3,344 ... READ MORE