Tag Archive: sea turtles

Night Lighting: Become Wildlife Friendly

Many of you have heard this before – artificial lighting on the beach is bad for sea turtles – so this article is nothing new. However, this article will expand to discuss the problem with night lighting in general.

Yes, it is true – sea turtles struggle with evening lighting. They prefer to conduct their …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/marine/2017/09/02/night-lighting-become-wildlife-friendly/

Sea Turtles Found in Escambia County



Sea turtles can be identified from other species of Florida turtles first by their large size; many adults are 300 lbs or more and have a shell length of 3-4 ft.  However, like other turtles, they begin life small.  Small sea turtles differ in that their limbs appear as …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/marine/2017/05/04/sea-turtles-found-in-escambia-county/

Sea Turtles and “Leave No Trace”

In August of 2015 the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners adopted a new ordinance to address the issue of chairs, tents, coolers, and other debris left on the beach overnight. The issue with these items is that they impede sea turtle nesting and are a hazard for maintenance and safety crews working the beach …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/marine/2015/09/12/sea-turtles-and-leave-no-trace/

Sea Turtle Nesting Information – Escambia County


Year                  # of Nests                    # hatched            # disoriented

2011                 84                                 52                        26

majority on Perdido Key

2012                 74                                 44                        24

majority between Pensacola and Navarre

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/marine/2013/07/08/sea-turtle-nesting-information-escambia-county/