Sea Turtle Rescue Videos
This incident is both happy and sad at the same time. The good deeds of our volunteers losing sleep to save these endangered green sea turtle that would have never be rescued if our staff members Holly and Doug had not been in the area doing recon for unmarked nests just like this one. Holly and Doug were assisted by the kindness of Fire Company 13 and were able to locate five hatchlings alive in the storm drains on A1A.
In September 2011, Mr.s Verburg's 6th grade science class from St. Marks in Ft. Lauderdale Florida helped rescue 94 loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings from nest FT 772 (including a rare albino) from certain death caused by illegal lighting... in the pouring rain. The hatchlings were each named after the students of the class.
A season recap video to thank all of the sea turtle hatchling rescue volunteers who give their hearts each summer to document and rescue disoriented sea turtle hatchlings in Broward County Florida caused by illegal lighting. Since STOP was founded in 2007 we have rescued over 100,000 hatchlings! 40% of hatchlings we witness come up from the sand go to city lights instead of the sea. This is far too many to be sustainable in our opinion.
With turtle season upon us, this important video will share with you how you should handle encounters with turtles and make the space around your waterfront beach-side residence, turtle-friendly. Brought to you by the South Walton Community Council and the Environmental Awareness Group (EAG).