This should be another post under Signs of Summer ... sea turtle nest. All up and down the beach.
On my way to work the other morning, I counted 14. Yes. 14! As you can see in the picture, they mark off around the nest and then post the telltale sign of NOT to mess with it ...
Then there's also the theory that the turtles seem to know where the hurricanes will hit so if there are nests on the beach, its a good sign for no direct hits. I heard of this 2 years ago and we've had quite a few nests the past couple of years. So I'm sort of doing my own non-scientific study here ;)
If you are so inclined, you can sign up and go for the turtle walk and watch the baby hatchlings make their way to the ocean. Its really cool, but a little sad to know that only a few will survive the trip. They have special lights now on A1A to prevent the turtles from becoming disoriented and going towards the street lights instead of the "moon" on the ocean