Sea turtle climbs over beach debris to nest

Baldwin County

No matter where your travels might take you this weekend, members of “Share the Beach” are reminding people, when they do visit the shore, clean up when you’re done.  A post from Share the Beach in Fort Morgan has been shared hundreds of times since Friday afternoon.  The post showing turtle tracks that went over debris left from someone beach camp.

“It’s really extraordinary because a lot of time they will run into the stuff on the beach and they’ll turn around and go back in the water we’re really fortunate she went through a tent, went through a wire from the tent over boogie boards,” said Belinda King with Share the Beach.  I caught up with crews as they were cataloging a nest they found this morning.  This one was found near a deep hole dug by beachgoers.  Volunteers say the number of nests they’ve found are down significantly compared to last year.  King estimates they found 43 nests at this time last year compared to the 13 they’ve found so far.  They believe that could be due to a cold winter.  If anyone spots a sea turtle nest or a turtle coming to shore the lay eggs you’re asked to call 1-866-Sea-Turtle.  

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