Sea Turtle's on the Road FT 24
FT 24 - Sunrise Blvd & A1A Ft. Lauderdale FL
This happens every night in Broward County Florida during sea turtle hatching season. 1 in every 3 go to lights of the city instead of the ocean. For a live map and to learn more, please visit the SeaTurtleOP website.
STATE LAW Florida State Statute 379 Sec. 5 5. Any person, firm, or corporation that illegally takes, disturbs, mutilates, destroys, CAUSES TO BE DESTROYED, transfers, sells, offers to sell, molests, or harasses any marine turtle species, or the eggs or nest of any marine turtle species as described in this subsection, commits a third degree felony, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
LOCAL LAW Ft. Lauderdale Sea Turtle Lighting Ordinance Sec. 6-51 "It is the policy of the City of Fort Lauderdale that no artificial light shall illuminate any area of the incorporated beaches of Fort Lauderdale, Florida."