Meet Our Nesting Neighbors

TURTLE FEST 2020: If you missed our live Turtle Fest event on September 12, you can find all of the videos and resources we shared HERE!

DONATE: We now have a faster way to donate in support of our work: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ShareTheBeach

UPDATE: Click here to download the most current Additional Guidelines due to COVID-19 for Alabama Coastal Foundation’s Share the Beach Program.

Each year, thousands of families converge on Alabama’s white-sand beaches for fun in the sun, but there’s another family that makes its annual pilgrimage to the sanctuary of our shores – the endangered sea turtle. From July to October, these nests produce baby sea turtles make their way to the beaches where they hatched so many years ago to lay their own eggs.

Since 2003, an estimated 67,000+ sea turtles have hatched along our shores from Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Without the help of hundreds of Share the Beach volunteers, the newly hatched sea turtles may not find their way to the warm Gulf waters to embark on their journey.

As you can see from this announcement, the Share the Beach program had a new journey in 2018 as well when the Alabama Coastal Foundation (https://www.joinACF.org/) became the new home! We ask that you take the time to learn more about our marine friends, and how you can recognize their nests, increase their chances of survival and support the volunteers who Share the Beach with them each year. Also, we hope that you will consider adopting a nest this season. Enrollment for new volunteers for the 2020 season is now open! Download and read the Alabama Sea Turtle Conservation Manual

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Upcoming Events
Sea Turtle Season starts on May 1st!

The Amazing Sea Turtle
The Journey Begins
Alabama Sea Turtles
Life at Sea
Turtle Tracks

Register by Monday at 3pm to participate in this great workshop either online or in person. ... See MoreSee Less

Today is Amazon Prime Day! If you're shopping for a deal or two, make sure to start at smile.amazon.com and select Alabama Coastal Foundation as your charity. ACF will receive a donation from every purchase you make, which in turn helps support Share the Beach! So go grab that deal and feel good knowing you're helping our sea turtles!
#sharethebeach #AlabamaSeaTurtles #alabamacoastalfoundation #AmazonSmile
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Happy FriYAY! Hope your weekend is as happy as this guy!Running a sea turtle rescue centre has it all: the sad and the funny moments. This is one of the funny situations! 😁😃
If you want to know more about the Olive Ridley Project and their sea turtle rescue centre in Maldives, visit their website under the link www.oliveridleyproject.org.
Happy Turtle Tuesday from the Olive Ridley Project and Marine Life Protectors.

Picture: ORP

#seaturtleconservation
#oliveridleyproject
#seaturtlerescue
#marineeducationcentre #dianiturtlewatch #localoceanconservation
#dianiseaturtlefestival
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Great words from a huge force in sea turtle conservation!Nest is best!
If you see sea turtle hatchlings emerging from their nest, please watch from a distance. Allowing them to leave the nest naturally gives them the best chance at survival. Once they leave, they know what to do! Hatchlings will look for the brightest horizon to crawl towards the water- and interfering with their journey could cause them to lose their way, leaving them vulnerable to predators! More info: bit.ly/30zGJeL

Hurricane impacts on sea turtles post: bit.ly/3iyjN5T

Learn about #SeaTurtles: bit.ly/2Pi7qwl

Get the new sea turtle decal: bit.ly/3jvWtqr
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Taking place this Wednesday at 10:00am! ... See MoreSee Less