Sea turtles are magnificent creatures found in all of the world’s oceans except the Arctic. There are only 7 species of sea turtles and all are named on the endangered species list. Since sea turtles take an average of 10 years to reach sexual maturity, their removal from the list is unlikely. During Sea Turtle Season, the turtles will mate in the oceans and then return to their respective beaches for nesting each year from May 1st to October 1st.
The opportunity to witness a nesting female sea turtle or their hatchlings trek to the ocean waters is remarkable, and something everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime.
However, sea turtles and their hatchlings are very sensitive to their surrounding environments. There are several details to keep in mind when observing them in their natural setting: