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Sea Turtle Baby Shower

August 12, 2017
  • Location: Landshark Landing
  • 165 Ft. Pickens Rd.
  • Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
  • (850) 916-9755 phone
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

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What a wonderful time to celebrate the hatchings of baby sea turtles!  

During the day, beaches are filled with sunbathers.  But at night, female sea turtles weighing hundreds of pounds lumber out of the sea and come onto the sands of Pensacola Beach and the Gulf Islands National Seashore (GINS) in May to lay their eggs. The incubation period lasts about two months, and nests begin hatching in July and continue through late October.

Baby sea turtles face many obstacles when first leaving their nests.  Sea turtle hatchlings also use the light of the moon to guide themselves to the water, but can get distracted by bright lights from beach homes, condos and businesses facing the beach.

Help us celebrate and educate everyone about the new hatchlings!