#30ATurtleTalk

Turtle Talk: Adults Love Sea Turtles Too!

Come on we know you do.  Admit it.  And because you do love sea turtles, we are having a program just for you! January 12, 2016 from 6-7pm at the Walton County Coastal Branch Library (437 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach) The program will cover the four beautiful species of sea turtles that nest here in […]

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Turtle Talk: Morning Miracle

Last Thursday started out like any other Thursday since May. May 1 was the start of sea turtle nesting season, and since I’ve been volunteering for South Walton Turtle Watch, I’ve been hitting the beach around 5:15 on Thursday mornings to look for evidence of new turtle nests. This past Thursday was a typical gorgeous […]

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Turtle Talk: Your Mission, Should you Choose to Accept It

There was a TV show back in the 1970’s called Mission Impossible. Some of you younger folks might be more familiar with the movie series of the same name starring Tom Cruise. Either way, the premise is the same: an agent receives a secret mission, often via a recording. The agent has the choice to […]

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Sea Turtle Nest

Turtle Talk: The Eagle has Landed

WE HAVE TURTLE NESTS! Seventeen turtle nests, to be exact.  Seventeen as of early June 2015 in South Walton county, and we are finding more every day. Wow. You might be asking if I have personally found any. Well….no.  I’ve been out of town for a few weeks, so my fellow beach walkers have had […]

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Turtle in the Sand

Turtle Talk: Castles Made of Sand

Have you ever heard the saying, “What goes up must come down”?  Not only is that the basis for Newton’s Law of Gravity, but it also applies to things like birds in flight, the city of Rome, and even moods. All things have their moment of peak glory, but then they usually have to come […]

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Turtle Talk: Superstar

In recent years, Highway 30A in South Walton has become a destination for the rich and famous. We’ve had country singers galore, football players from colleges and the NFL, movie stars, and music execs.  We even had a movie filmed here back in the 90’s, The Truman Show, and country singer Luke Bryan filmed a […]

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Elaine Parrett #shellfie

Turtle Talk: Walk the Walk

Well, I did it. I’ve been talking the talk, and now I can say I have walked the walk. When I first heard about the new Friends of South Walton Sea Turtle group, I was excited to lend a hand. This group focuses on education and awareness about sea turtles and other sea life in […]

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Earth day at Biophelia Center

Turtle Talk: All Hands on Deck

“We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.” ~Winston Churchill Starting something brand new is exciting and invigorating. The Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles is a new group that has been formed to educate the public and raise awareness about sea turtles and sea life […]

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Sea turtle hatchling

Turtle Talk: Early Birds and Sea Turtles

BBBRRRRRIIIIINNNNNGGGGG!!!!! That’s the sound of a very loud, very annoying alarm clock. And for our friends over at the South Walton Turtle Watch group, that sound will be waking them up around 4:45 in the mornings soon. 4:45 AM. Yes, you read that right. Sea turtle nesting season officially begins on May 1 and runs through […]

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Turtle Talk: #CleanDarkFlat

To some of you out there, the title of this blog might look like a foreign language or something written in a secret code. Unless you happen to be 13-years-old, in which case you’d know exactly what the pound sign in the title is. It’s called a hashtag. Teenagers are apparently born knowing about these […]

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Turtle Talk: Keep it Clean

“Clean up, clean up, everybody everywhere, Clean up, clean up, everybody do their share.” If you were alive and conscious during the 1990’s, you probably heard a big purple dinosaur named Barney singing this little ditty about cleaning up your messes. It was a simple message, but it’s a dandy. Here on the Beaches of South […]

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Turtle Talk: The Dark Side

Read at your own risk. I’m going to try to convince you to come over to the dark side. Not the evil space-lord dark side, and not Pink Floyd’s dark side of the moon. No, we are going to learn about the dark side of the beach. When most people think of the Beaches of […]

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Turtle Talk: Holes

Human beings seem to have a love-hate relationship with holes. We hate holes in our socks and holes in our roofs. But we love donut holes and holes in swiss cheese. We sing about the tragedy of a hole in our bucket, and yet we can’t resist peeking through a hole in a fence. This […]

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Turtle Talk: A Little Help From Our Friends

To paraphrase the Beatles, we can all use a little help from our friends sometimes. Whether it’s to support us, advise us, or just lighten the load a little, friends can be invaluable. And even the strongest and wisest among us turn to friends for help. In that spirit, there’s a new friend in town! […]

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