Sea Turtles in Amelia Island, Florida
If you're looking to find condos for rent in Fernandina Beach FL, Amelia Rentals has you covered. We offer the best oceanfront rentals for guests hoping to spot nesting sea turtles! At night, sea turtles make their way onto the sandy beaches to lay their eggs. Tourists are often surprised to learn that numerous endangered sea turtles nest on Florida beaches from March through October every year. Don’t worry about watching for nesting sea turtles at our condos for rent in Fernandina Beach FL, most hatchings occur further South.
Sea Turtles in Florida
Mary Duffy is the president of the Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch, and she reports important nesting data and success rates to state authorities. While helping to educate the public and oceanfront property owners about ensuring the turtles' safety while they lay and when the hatchling begin their journey to the water, beachfront lighting at night and sun shelters help minimize the disturbance of the eggs. Very few sea turtle hatchlings survive into maturity, both natural and human-made, hazardous obstacles on the beach and in the sea make it challenging for these young turtles to reach the water. Only 1 to 3 percent of hatchlings survive into adulthood, according to scientific estimates. Amelia Island visitors often ask if they can watch turtles nest or hatchlings come out of the nest. Although very rare, some people have witnessed these events. We don't conduct turtle walks to observe hatchling emergences or nesting because we don't have as much nesting density than south Florida beaches.
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When you visit Amelia Island, you may be lucky enough to spot evidence of Sea Turtles on the beaches. The Federal Endangered Species Act lists Leatherback, Hawksbill, Green Sea Turtles and Kemp's Ridley turtle as endangered and the Loggerhead as threatened. If you don’t see nesting turtles or hatchlings, you can swim with sea turtles. Embark on a scuba-diving adventure with Scuba Station Inc whether you go on the Offshore Charter, Underwater Archaeology weekend, or Coralpalooza in Key Largo you’ll have a chance to spot various wildlife, including sea turtles. Don’t delay book one of our condos for rent in Fernandina Beach FL, for a chance to see wild sea turtles!