Florida: Sea Turtle Hatchling Habitats By Derek Anderson, Joel Anderson, 2023
- Florida: Sea Turtle Hatchling Habitats
Visitors are often surprised to learn that more than 100,000 threatened and endangered sea turtles nest on Florida beaches every summer. In fact, nearly 90% of sea turtle nesting in the U.S. occurs in Florida from March through October of each year. Florida’s most common variety of sea turtle is the loggerhead, which averages 200 to 250 pounds. Larger, endangered leatherbacks and green turtles nest in Florida in smaller numbers. Many factors work against endangered turtle populations, including loss of nesting habitat. Hatchlings, which use moonlight to navigate from the nest to the shore, can be misled by artificial lights. Baby turtles are small and vulnerable to predators on land and at sea. The artists of Anderson Design Group have created this original poster and wildlife art to celebrate one of Florida's great natural wonders, and to raise awareness of the plight of nestling sea turtles. Available as a poster, canvas, postcard, note card, or metal sign, this breezy sunrise design is sure to cheer up any room. And to learn more about nesting turtles in Florida, visit the website for Florida State Parks.