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Re: “The secret life of turtles

Many thanks to Bill DeYoung for publicizing the plight of our Georgia loggerheads, which we humans could one day before long lose entirely if we are not very careful and actively protective of them both at sea and on our beaches. On Tybee Island, we have been too anxious to make money from real-estate development, and so have virtually entirely lost the critical nesting habitat of loggerheads. Those of you who have visited Tybee are familiar with the beachfront crowded with human constructs. In Jekyll Island State Park, we are using our barrier island more reasonably, taking the trouble to make certain that our amazing, ancient sea turtles continue to be able to safely nest. This work is done both by the personnel of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and by devotedly concerned residents of the Park, with the support of the Park Authority. In 2008, concerned citizens pushed hard and successfully for adoption of a modern, beach-lighting ordinance to help ensure the maintenance of suitable loggerhead critical nesting habitat. This ordinance can be obtained from the following website: …Jekyll Turtleadvocate

Posted by Steve Newell on 05/11/2010 at 4:56 PM

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