World Sea Turtle Day!
Come learn some cool facts about sea turtles and then meet four turtles! Woohoo- it’s all about the turtles at camp today!
- Sea turtles have been around for 65 million years.
- Most sea turtles travel many miles to lay their nest of eggs one the beach where they were born.
- Most sea turtle species are listed as threatened or endangered.
- Sea turtles come ashore at night to lay their eggs in nests at the edge of sand dunes.
- Sea turtles can not pull their heads and fins in to their shells.
- Baby sea turtles use the full moon to guide them to the ocean after they hatch.
Keeping our beaches & oceans sea turtle friendly:
- Keep all trash off the beach- especially plastic bags.
- Turn off all beach lights at night so turtles are not confused.
- Keep noise levels down at night.
- If you are walking on the beach and need a light, use a flashlight with a red lens.
Now it’s time to meet our sea turtle friends!