If you know us #ItsThatWheelKindOfLove
, you know we are passionate about conserving our oceans as Certified SCUBA Divers. @sealifeorlando
is not only wheelchair accessible but also cares about conservation efforts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Conservation efforts can become most important during hurricane season. In Florida, hurricane season lasts from June 1 through November 30. Hurricanes have a critical effect on our natural environment, as well as, sea life. The recent events of Hurricane Irma battered sea turtle nesting grounds in Florida and many people are asking what they can do to help. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
➡️ DO NOT dig up nests or attempt to save sea turtle eggs.
➡️ If you find sea turtle eggs that have been washed out of nests, leave the eggs where you found them. Once an egg is washed out of the nest, it’s no longer viable.)
➡️ If you find a stranded or injured sea turtle, DO NOT PUT IT BACK IN THE WATER. It may need special care, instead call Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC) at 1-888-404-3922 or dial *FWC or #FWC
from your mobile phone. They will properly instruct you on what to do.