With the March 1 start of sea turtle nesting season, local officials are warning owners of property either on or near the coast to check their lighting.
This season’s heavy winter storms have brought the extra erosion to dunes and vegetation. That means sea turtles that come ashore to lay eggs, and the hatchlings that later emerge, could be disorientated by lights along the coast, said Jacey Biery, an environmentalist with Palm Beach County Environmental Resources Management.
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To view lighting regulations, go to: co.palm-beach.fl.us/erm/coastal/seaturtles