Sea Turtle Season in West Palm Beach

Sea Turtle Season in West Palm Beach

It’s sea turtle season in Palm Beach –in case the dozens of sea turtles we saw on yesterday’s dive didn’t give it away. Palm Beach County’s beaches are some of the best in the USfor turtle watching as loggerhead, green and leatherback sea turtles can be found nesting during the spring and summer months. From March to early September, hundreds of trained researchers and volunteers work around the clock to ensure the highest hatch percentage possible makes it to South Florida’s oceans. It’s not an easy task, as they must combat naturaland human forces that might otherwise interfere. Tides, raccoons, dogs and trash can destroy a nest before the hatchlings even get a chance to emerge from their shells. When they do, it’s a race to the water’s edge. Buildings along the Palm Beach coast are permitted to use only LPS or Turtle Safe red lights to encourage female nesting and that hatchlings head toward the ocean, not away. There are a number of ways you can see Palm Beach County’s sea turtles. These aresome of our favorites. Diving with Sea Turtles The number one way to see the turtles is on their turf: in the water. Here you can watch them up close and personalas they glide gracefully. For the past couple of weeks we’ve been graced by the presence of sea turtles in hordes. On one dive, we were surrounded by three large loggerheads at once!We tried to get a picture, but when you have turtles on allsides of you it’s a little hard to get them allin one shot. I guess you just had to be there. Book...