Sea Turtle Nesting Information is Available

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HUTCHINSON ISLAND – Residents are reminded that it is now the peak of sea turtle nesting season along our coastline. St. Lucie County’s sea turtle nesting season runs March 1 – Nov. 15.  Nests are being laid and hatchlings are emerging and heading to the Atlantic Ocean along our 21 miles of beaches. Below is a list of resources relating to sea turtle nesting:


Dead or Injured Sea Turtles

For sea turtle nest poaching, hatchling disorientations, harassment or dead sea turtles, please call the Florida Fish and Wildlife hotline at 1-888-404-FWCC.


Sea Turtle Lighting Code Compliance

Contact St. Lucie County Code Compliance at 772-462-1553 for information about sea turtle nesting season lighting reduction information.


Sea Turtle Hatchling Disorientation Reports

To find out about sea turtle hatchling disorientations, visit the UF/IFAS St Lucie County Cooperative Extension office website at


Educational Materials

The UF/IFAS St Lucie County Cooperative Extension has general information and educational materials about sea turtles. For additional information, visit the Extension office’s website at


For additional information on sea turtle friendly beaches, please contact Ken Gioeli, Natural Resources Extension Agent, at 772-462-1660.  For Code Compliance questions, please contact Monica Graziani at 772-462-1553.

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