“Hatchling loggerhead sea turtles -need traffic cop”

You know guys this is not rocket science.

Sea turtles, most of them loggerheads are rare animals, protected by the Endangered Species Act.

If the turtle hatchlings are getting lost and killed due to poachers and city lights leading them astray why don’t we harvest them from the nests and raise them in a sheltered sanctuary and release them safely back to the gulf?

endangered loggerhead babies need help returning to sea

endangered loggerhead babies need help returning to sea

For example, in Sarasota dozens of sea turtle nests are hatching now, but street and residential lights are disorienting hundreds of them away from the water, according Mote Marine Laboratory.

2,000 hatchlings have been found this year crawling toward homes and busy streets, instead of following the moon to the Gulf of Mexico. this more than doubles the number of disoriented fledglings mariners unable find their way to the sea do to our city lights!

Why are we so passive about this process? We can save these sea turtles. Forgetting to turn off your lights is not an option. Money does talk louder than words to many. Maybe stiff fines would help them remember.
If the turtle hatchlings are getting lost and killed due to poachers and city lights leading them astray why don’t we harvest them from the nests and raise them in a sheltered sanctuary and release them safely back to the gulf?

Why does money seem to talk louder than words to many?

Resources

Excerpts courtesy of Heraldtribune.com/article/Local-turtle-hatchlings-having-a-rough-year

Image courtesy of Chamorrobible.org/gpw/gpw-20050608.htm

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