Visitors of the night, sea turtles land on Amelia Island to deposit eggs and venture back to sea. The first two sea turtle nests of the 2014 season were rare leatherbacks, the world’s largest turtle.
Love nature and being outdoors? Love to take photos? Keep these things in mind when at the beach and observing coastal wildlife.
Sea Turtle Watch volunteers monitor Amelia Island’s beaches daily, mark new nests, and record data after the nests have hatched. Watch a sea turtle nest excavation, a wonderful learning experience.
Start Labor Day Monday with a spectacular beach sunrise followed by a feel-good event supporting sea turtles.
Like rock bands, Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch volunteers attract groupies who follow their turtle gigs.
It was a particularly interesting beach bike ride. Fresh sea turtle trails led away from new sea turtle nests in Fernandina Beach, not yet washed away by the tide.
Good news for sea turtle nesting in Florida this season.
AT THE SEASIDE: Warm weather, sunshine, barefoot at the beach. The summer season has arrived at beautiful Atlantic coast beaches of Fernandina in northeast Florida.