Florida beaches are becoming darker, and that’s good for sea turtles

Sea turtle tracks at sunrise, Florida. Photo source: ©© Amy32080


Newly published research confirms that the density of sea turtle nests on Florida beaches is reduced where artificial lights along the coast deter nesting females. The data also show that the network of sea turtle-friendly lighting ordinances along Florida’s coast seems to be working…

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