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Expert explains tips to keep in mind as sea turtle nesting season continues in SWFL

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Posted at 5:33 AM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 09:51:16-04

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA — The month of May marks the beginning of sea turtle nesting season in Southwest Florida, so 4 In Your Corner spoke with a reptile expert on what to keep in mind as they lay eggs on our beaches.

Jordan Donini is a Herpetologist and Professor of Biology at Florida Southwestern State College.

Here are some steps you can take to help protect turtles:

-Keep trash off the beach
-Knock down sand castles
-Keep condo porch lights off at night

Sea turtle nesting season lasts until October.