The Darker the Beach, The Brighter their Future » Read more
Every year hundreds of sea turtle nests are laid on the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva. Sea turtle hatchlings emerge after dark, using the light of the night sky over the sea to navigate to the water. Artificial light causes hatchlings to crawl away from the water and toward the light sources. Each year thousands of hatchlings die in Florida due to lighting along beaches.