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Sea turtle nesting season begins in Florida

Wednesday marks the primary day of sea turtle nesting season in Florida.

People on the coast might begin seeing nesting areas marked off on the seashores.

It’s unlawful to intervene with the nests in any method.

Read: Rising temperatures threaten sea turtle population in Florida, researchers say

Residents on the coast may even want to stick to lighting restrictions.

Sea turtles use the moon to navigate, and synthetic mild can disorient them.

Read: FWC reminds residents, visitors to help keep sea turtles safe during nesting season

So, houses alongside the coast should flip off outdoors lights and preserve their blinds closed at evening.

Anyone who sees violations that might affect sea turtle nesting is requested to name the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Division of Law Enforcement at 1-888-404-FWCC or *FWC.

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