The Kemp’s ridley turtle is the world’s most endangered sea turtle, and with a worldwide female nesting population roughly estimated at just 1,000 individuals, its survival truly hangs in the balance.

The Kemp’s ridley turtle is the world’s most endangered sea turtle, and with a worldwide female nesting population roughly estimated at just 1,000 individuals, its survival truly hangs in the balance.

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VIEWING ONLY: Sea Turtle Nesting Season begins March 1! (May-October for the Gulf Coast). View hatchings of these endangered and threatened species from MAY-OCTOBER (Leatherback, Loggerheads, and Green Sea Turtles). Although Florida (and the US) has a long history of consuming sea turtles, these majestic creatures are now protected by the federal Endangered Species Act and the Florida Marine Protection Act.

VIEWING ONLY: Sea Turtle Nesting Season begins March 1! (May-October for the Gulf Coast). View hatchings of these endangered and threatened species from MAY-OCTOBER (Leatherback, Loggerheads, and Green Sea Turtles). Although Florida (and the US) has a long history of consuming sea turtles, these majestic creatures are now protected by the federal Endangered Species Act and the Florida Marine Protection Act.

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tiny-creatures: “ Loggerhead turtle hatchlings, New Brighton_IMG_0021_070409 by npwsnorthernmarine on Flickr. ”

tiny-creatures: “ Loggerhead turtle hatchlings, New Brighton_IMG_0021_070409 by npwsnorthernmarine on Flickr. ”

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free Turtle Beach blanket crochet pattern by PlanetJune (turtle pattern sold separately)

free Turtle Beach blanket crochet pattern by PlanetJune (turtle pattern sold separately)

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If you are lucky enough to witness this DON'T touch them, don't move the sand for them like the man in the last video, and never pick them up like the one in this one.  You will throw off their basic instincts .....

If you are lucky enough to witness this DON'T touch them, don't move the sand for them like the man in the last video, and never pick them up like the one in this one. You will throw off their basic instincts .....

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Wildlife Wednesday: Baby Sea Turtles Hatch from Anna & Elsa’s Nests at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort!

Wildlife Wednesday: Baby Sea Turtles Hatch from Anna & Elsa’s Nests at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort!

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