Hurricane Irma probably dug up some sea turtle nests and you definitely shouldn’t touch them
People who want to help sea turtle nests battered by Hurricane Irma should leave the eggs and hatchlings alone, wildlife officials say. Instead, call the experts, because good intentions don’t necessarily make for good results.
Sea turtle nests on Florida’s beaches are facing dangerous coastal flooding in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm as it whirls toward Georgia. But well-meaning humans are sometimes bigger threats than they realize. Remember the bison calf in Yellowstone that tourists tried to “rescue” from the cold by putting it in their car? The calf’s herd rejected it after rangers tried to reintroduce it, and the calf was ultimately euthanized.
That’s why Fish and Wildlife officials warn…