Lights from Hotels
Light pollution from insensitive beach front development lighting
and beach activity disorient hatchlings emerging from the nest
and discourage turtles from nesting - turn off unnecessary lighting
during the nesting season. Shade all lights and make no noise.
Umbrella and Beach Furniture
Beach use/furniture obstructs nesting turtles and emerging hatchlings
- keep to the waterline. Do not drive cars or mopeds or ride horses
on the beach
Level off sandcastles and holes dug in the sand before leaving
the beach. These can be fatal obstacle to females trying to nest
and can trap hatchlings trying to reach the sea.
Light from fires disorient hatchlings emerging from the nest and
discourage turtles from nesting
Disturbance of turtles from snorkellors, pedal boats, glass bottom
boats etc. especially turtles resting in between nesting on the
surface and turtles basking - be respectful and keep your distance.