Sea Turtle Nesting: Exploring Nature in Melbourne Beach, FL
If you plan on exploring nature in Melbourne Beach, FL, then you should check out the sea turtle nesting season. Here’s everything that you should know about the season.
Sea Turtle Nesting Season
Nature in Melbourne Beach, FL is abundant. When it comes to marine life, the area is home to some incredible creatures. Among those creatures is the majestic sea turtle. From May through October, the sea turtles in the area go through nesting season. It’s a prime nesting ground for loggerhead, green, and leatherback sea turtles.
During nesting season, the female turtles flock to the beach. They lay their eggs in sandy nests that remain hidden from predators. In 2016, scientists documented over 1,000 leatherback sea turtle nests. There were more than 120,000 loggerhead sea turtle nests.
In Melbourne Beach, FL, sea turtles have a great deal of coastline for laying eggs. There are several turtle walks at the Archie Carr Wildlife Refuge hosted by the Sea Turtle Preservation Society. You can watch sea turtle lay their eggs or explore the nests. Although there is no guarantee that you will see a turtle, the chances are high.
Of course, you could walk on the beach and attempt to find some turtles of your own. If you head to the beach in the early morning, then you might find a female heading back after laying her eggs. Or, you could witness some babies hatching. It’s important not to disrupt any nests or turtles.
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