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Sea Turtle Nesting Season 2012 begins in Ormond By The Sea Florida

Sea Turtle Nesting Season 2012 begins in Ormond By The Sea Florida

East Central Florida including Ormond By The Sea, Daytona Beach and all of Volusia County areTurtle under lighting restrictions form May 1 to October 31 each year. The restrictions are designed to protect several species of endangered and threatened sea turtles that come ashore to lay their eggs.

Female turtles come ashore beginning May first and lay their eggs in the sand above the tide line.
Balcony, porch and other lights that could potentially be seen from the beach must be turned off or shielded. Draw drapes or otherwise keep lights off that may confuse the little hatchlings.
Hatchlings head to the ocean when they emerge from their nest and could be confused by lights coming from the opposite direction.

For additional information about the lighting restrictions visit or call 386-238-4773.


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Comment balloon 12 commentsAl Raymondi • April 18 2012 03:49AM


Al, I have yet to watch a nest hatch and the hatchlings head to the ocean, may have to do that this year!


Posted by Carol Zingone, Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty) about 8 years ago

Hi Al.   Very interesting!

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) about 8 years ago

Hey Al,

Remember to take lots of pictures to keep us informed as to how the season progresses.

Thanks for the info. Have a great day on the beach in Ormond.

Best, Clint McKie

Posted by Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586 (Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections) about 8 years ago

See if your area has a program where they go out at night and watch the loggerheads lay eggs. 

An experience you will never forget. 

Gumbo Limbo

During the height of the sea turtle nesting season (late May - early July), we offer a Turtle Walk Program, where participants join us for an evening of everything sea turtles! If we are lucky, participants get to see a nesting loggerhead turtle. This program runs late in the evening, and is offered for ages 8 and up. Tickets must be purchased in person and in advance for a specific evening. Click here for information regarding the 2012 Turtle Walk Program.

Posted by Erv Fleishman, Luxury Prop Specialist Realty Associates (Realty Associates) about 8 years ago

Hi Al,

I like your picture and thanks for the discussion about Sea Turtles and the lighting restrictions.

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) about 8 years ago

I remember this from last year.  I would really enjoy seeing these .  Too bad about your lighting though.

Posted by Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire (Marshall Enterprises) about 8 years ago

AL i remember your stories from the past, It is great so many people work together for turtles. Have a great night

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) about 8 years ago

Thank you for stopping by to read my blog and to comment Carol, Cal, Clint, Erv, Bob, Ron and Scott, I appreciate your comments. Have a great day.

Carol, thanks, It would be nice to see that.

Cal, thanks, yes they do need to protect the turtles.

Clint, thanks, not likely I will be out there at night to catch a glimpse of a turtle but if I do there will be photos.

Erv, thanks, sounds like a great program you have there.

Bob, Thanks, there are fines for those that do not comply.

Ron, thanks, yes it does make life a little different through the season.

Scott, thanks, yes they do a good job patrolling too.

Posted by Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales (Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida) about 8 years ago

Al, We too remember that the females begin their nesting season in May and hatching continues until late October.  It's terrific that there are regulations in place to help protect their habitats!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) about 8 years ago

Thanks for dropping in Larry & Sheila, it is important that we protect these endangered animals.

Posted by Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales (Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida) about 8 years ago

I love reading your posts - and dreaming of living somewhere near there in my retirement! :)

Posted by Joy Daniels (Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.) about 8 years ago

Thanks for dropping in Joy, we all have out dreams.

Posted by Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales (Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida) about 8 years ago