June 21, 2012

The Pilot - Ask the Aquarium: What Happens to Sea Turtles During Hurricanes?

Sunday, June 17, 2012
Special to The Pilot

Q: What happens to sea turtles during hurricanes?
A: If the turtles are adults or juveniles and are at sea during storms, they are seldom impacted. However, sea turtles nest on East Coast beaches during hurricane season, and damage to nests can be a different story...

Read the full answer at The Pilot

Photo courtesy of Tammy Jackson showing a 2011 Kure Beach sea turtle nest before & after a storm.  The nest was lost and no eggs were ever found.
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