Turtle nesting beach,street lights out (for Paolo)

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Street lights on A1-A in Ft.Lauderdale are turned off from march till the end of october so the turtle hatchlings don`t become disoriented and go towards the lights instead of the ocean.In 2012 volunteers saved 20,000 hatchlings that were going towards the lights.Volunteers think that is 40% of what was hatched.

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Alina Sbitneva on July 12, 2013

I think it's difficult to drive a car there...

The cloud on the background looks like a hurricane.

I like your picture as always. Alina

Volunteers in my country try to force the government to give money for the restoration of historical buildings. But they failed.

wallymc on July 12, 2013

Alina,No its not so hard to drive,as you can have your car lights on.Its the same here when groups try to save historical sites they go to courts and some time they win and some time they lose.wallymc

pivapao on July 17, 2013

Thanks Wally for sharing: I'm surprised and admired for so much attention to the turtles. I believe that this is a beautiful sign of civilization.

Dida from Augsburg on July 18, 2013

Simple but great idea to save the turtles! After all, they were probably already at this beach before a human was there! Like



wallymc on July 19, 2013

Paolo and Dida,Thanks.It is a great idea as these turtles are on the endanger list.wallymc

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  • Uploaded on July 12, 2013
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    by wallymc
    • Camera: NIKON D5000
    • Taken on 2013/07/11 18:30:38
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