Nature Foundation Calls on Volunteers for Sea Turtle Nesting Patrols. | SMN News

PHILIPSBURG:— The Nature Foundation St Maarten is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to patrol beaches for signs of sea turtle nesting. These precious sea creatures usually come ashore to lay their eggs during the nesting season that runs from April through November each year. Sea turtle population numbers have declined due to human impact, bringing many sea turtle species close to extinction and causing them to be listed as critically endangered. Few of the negative effects on Sea Turtles on St Maarten are caused by artificial lighting from businesses or street lights close to the beach, boat strikes, vibration from

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