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Sea Turtle Nesting Season begins May 1 through October 31. All seven species of sea turtles are either endangered or threatened. The loggerhead is the most common sea turtle found in Pinellas County.
The Nesting Process
Do Not Disturb Sea Turtles or Hatchlings
Sea turtles can become disoriented from lights and illuminated objects visible from the beach. Most importantly, bright lights disorient hatchlings by attracting them inland where they often die of dehydration, predation or are run over by motor vehicles. It is very important that occupants and managers of beachfront properties minimize the amount of light that shines onto the beach.