Tybee Sea Turtle Project
Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project protects the beaches that are important nesting areas for endangered sea turtles. They return each year to nest from May 1 to October 31. Please help protect these magnificent creatures by remembering a few simple things:
- It is against the law to touch or disturb nesting sea turtles, hatchlings or their nests. Sea turtles are protected by the Endangered Species Act.
- Avoid using flashlights or flash photography while on the beach at night. If using flashlights, use red light since it is less harmful to the sea turtles.
- Turn off outside patio lights and shield indoor lights from shining directly onto the beach at 9 p.m. during the nesting season. Lights disturb nesting turtles and hatchlings.
- Dispose of garbage and recyclables properly. Pollution can severely harm marine life.
If you see any sea turtle activity, please call the Tybee Island Marine Science Center at (912) 786-5917 or (912) 695-6922