Nearly 90% of sea turtle nesting in the United State occurs in Florida. From March through October these creatures return to their home beaches in order to lay eggs. Turtles deposit around 100, golf-ball sized eggs into a hole, then gently cover it with sand, and return to the sea. A sea turtle may nest several times during a season. Seeing these creatures and their eggs is a common occurrence in Ft. Lauderdale Florida.
In Broward County they strive to allow the eggs to incubate naturally where they were laid. However, sometimes this is done in a popular spot on the beach and it is needed for the well-being of the emerging hatchlings to be moved to a safer area. After incubation, the newly hatched turtles crawl out of the nest en masse. Using various environmental and inherited cues they quickly migrate to the water’s edge. If you would like to witness this beautiful display of nature make sure to participate in Ft. Lauderdale’s Turtle Walks.
Ft. Lauderdale Turtle Walks
Pack up the family and friends into your car rentals and travel to 401 SW 2nd st. on select dates in June and July at 9pm to be a part of this once in a lifetime experience. Female sea turtles travel thousands of miles to lay their eggs on the same beach where they hatched. Participants in the Ft. Lauderdale Turtle Walks will have the chance to watch a 300 pound Loggerhead Sea Turtle venture out of the ocean, crawl the beach, and lay her eggs.
At 9pm the adventure Ft. Lauderdale Turtle Walks begin with hands-on informational meeting about all different kinds of turtle species. Museum of Discovery and Science staff will be able to answer any questions you may have on sea turtles and their nesting habits. After this you are permitted to grab snacks, water and your walking shoes from your car rental and head to Ft. Lauderdale beach. Here Museum expert guides will lead guests to the sea turtle’s nesting grounds in order to catch these amazing reptiles in action. Advance reservations are required as space is limited.
Plan your trip to join in on the Ft. Lauderdale Turtle Walks this year. Reserve your Ft. Lauderdale car rental in advance to ensure your transportation to and from the Fort Lauderdale beaches. ABC Car Rental offers airport car rentals, van rentals, and SUV rentals. Reserve a car rental today!