Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sea Turtle Nesting Season 2010

On a recent trip to Indian Rocks Beach, M. and I intended only to swim, play, and soak up some Vitamin D. Under a bright Florida sun, we walked hand-in-hand appreciating the natural wonder of a less-touristy beach.

There, amidst the usual seashells and shrieking children, we came across a reminder that life finds a way...

From May 1st through October 31st, Sea Turtles make homes out of the sand dunes. These are usually carefully marked out on the beach to protect the nests from the heavy tread of tourists.

Although these cute little creatures are protected by Florida Law, I can't help thinking that nothing can protect our marine life better than being responsible caregivers of this planet. I've tried to keep politics out of this blog, but more than four months have passed since the BP oil spill. News coverage has dwindled and the public has a short memory for unimaginable tragedies. We all have to draw that line in the sand somewhere. I draw mine here.
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1 comment:

Aimee @ The Stylish Nest said...

Wow, that's great that they put up signs. I always wondered how the nests would fair on popular beaches. Good to see people are watching out for them. :)

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