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Sea turtle hatchlings: no matter How bright the light, to smartphones, to attract the baby sea turtles to their death

to connectVideoRescued sea turtles back into the ocean in Florida, it’s beach.

After a few months of care, the Orlando Rescue team returns five of the sea turtles to the ocean, Forest Beach, Fla.

The sea turtle nesting season is in full swing, experts are warning that the massive threat posed to bright lights and camera flashes on the baby turtles as they try to reach the ocean.

Sea turtle hatchlings are biologically programmed to end up in a dark, quiet beach to look at the brighter horizon and head in the direction of the water, ” a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, told Fox News by e-mail. “As a young boy, on their way to the water, and disruption or disturbance caused by people, even ordinary people, on the beach, looking for sea turtles, such as not to take flash photos, to increase the chance that one of the boys in the war are going in the wrong direction, and it does not reach the ocean soon.”

The sea turtles are headed in the wrong direction, they will be vulnerable to the effects of dehydration, exhaustion, and predators, according to officials. “The guy in the head for the bright lights, thinking that they are the glitter of the sea, and eventually the running side, so that they can be easy prey for raccoons, coyotes, and other animals, or be run over on the roads,” she added.

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In Wrightsville Beach, N. C., and volunteers feared that more than 100 baby sea turtles that were recently lost after they were no artificial lights, the moon, and after hatching, the Wilmington Star-News reports.

“There is no way for us to get to know a sea turtle nest, this can sometimes happen if there are no volunteers present,” explained the Wrightsville Beach Sea Turtle Project, in a Facebook post on Aug. 12. In this case, the number of the boy to show that she was walking in the direction of the brightest light in the area, and the lights on the pier, which makes them easy prey for crabs, and birds.”

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, urging the people to refrain from taking flash pictures of the kid, or using a mobile phone or a digital camera. “Do not shine flashlights on the guy, or try to guide them to the water. Don’t forget, even the red light can affect the nesting and hatchling sea turtles, they are just less and less of an impact than in the white light,” it adds.

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Three species of endangered and threatened species of sea turtles – Loggerhead, Green and Leatherback – nest, very often in Florida, according to officials. Kemp’s Ridley, and Hawksbill sea turtles come to nest in the state, are much less common.

In The Month Of August. 13, 2015 photo, made available by the University of Central Florida, a green sea turtle hatchlings emerge from their nests in the Archie Carr Wildlife Refuge in Melbourne, Florida.
Gustavo Stahelin/University of Central Florida (via AP)

“Leatherback sea turtle nests beginning in the early spring, in Florida, in the mid-Atlantic coast in the breeding season in this area (Brevard through Broward County, will begin on 1 March,” the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, told Fox News. “Loggerhead sea turtles are nesting in every place along the coast of the county, on the Atlantic ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, and in the breeding season in these areas begins on the 1st of May.”

Maggie Mariolis, a senior animal-care specialist and is a member of the rescue team from SeaWorld Orlando, notes that Florida is one of the most important Loggerhead sea turtle sanctuaries in the Western Hemisphere. “In a few years we will see 15,000 of female sea turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs,” she said.

IMAGES: ENDANGERED SEA TURTLE BEING STRANGLED BY A BEACH CHAIR

The officials also note that the time of hatching varies by species and location.

Experts warn that the bright lights, and smart phones pose risk to sea turtle hatchlings. In The Month Of August. 13, 2015 photo, made available by the University of Central Florida, a green sea turtle hatchlings will make its way to the Atlantic Ocean, in the Archie Carr Wildlife Refuge in Melbourne, Florida.
Gustavo Stahelin/University of Central Florida (via AP)

Mariolis, told Fox News that Sea World’s sea turtle rescue program, working with government officials in order to care for hurt sea turtles, and, ultimately, return them to the ocean. “The majority of the sea turtles that come here to the us to go to some kind of injury,” she said. “This year we had a significant number of juvenile green sea turtles will come.”

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The members of the SeaWorld rescue team returns rescued sea turtles to the ocean. (Bethany Bagley/SeaWorld Orlando)

On Tuesday, the SeaWorld rescue team returned to five of the turtles to the ocean, Forest Beach, Fla. Four of the turtles were juvenile Green Sea turtles, and the fifth was a Kemps Ridley turtle. So far this year, the team of the rescue of 31, sea turtles, and returns to 34 sea turtles back into the ocean.

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