Protect a Nest
Hatch sea turtle nest
Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Inc.
Sea turtles nesting areas are becoming scarce due to beach development and disturbances. Of the seven species of sea turtles, six are classified as endangered and one is classified as threatened. Direct Human impact such as litter, noise, artificial lighting on beaches, fishing line entanglement, propeller and collisions injuries from boats, pollutions, and direct take are playing a huge part in the decline of all species of sea turtles.
This gift will allow Refuge biologists and staff to conduct a nesting survey, mark the nest site, screen nest with self-releasing screen, relocate nests for conservation purposes when needed, and provide daily monitoring of nest site for mechanical beach cleaning.