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Turtle Talk: Come Explore With Us!

Thousands of visitors come to South Walton beaches every year to vacation in pristine settings and enjoy the Old Florida lifestyle that 60,000+ of us are lucky enough to call home every day of the year! They come for the beaches, sure. But, they could find beaches in any number of Florida towns. Here, they also […]

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Turtle Talk: Clean Your Closets to Help Sea Turtles!

Fall is a great time to do some Spring Cleaning! Ok, so maybe it’s a good time to do some “fall cleaning.” Take some time to weed out those items you no longer use to make way for the holidays and now you can donate those unwanted or outgrown items to benefit the Friends of South Walton […]

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Our Summer 2015 Newsletter is Here! Dig It?

Not on our newsletter list yet? We understand. It has been a very busy summer for us too. Not to fear. We want to make it easy for you. You can still read the Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles Summer 2015 newsletter right here! FOSWST: Dig It! Summer 2015 Newsletter, Issue #2 In it you will […]

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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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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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We Celebrate Earth Day

We, the Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles, celebrate Earth Day! Some holidays are celebrated by all. Some are even recognized as official government holidays. Some holidays are more of a movement or way to inspire others to acknowledge and do something. That brings us to Earth Day in April. April, a time each year […]

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Turtle Talk: Heeeeeeeere’s Shelly!

Who is Shelly, you ask? If you follow us on Instagram @30Aseaturtles, then you already know who Shelly is. However, if you haven’t checked out our Instagram or Twitter or Facebook feed in the last few weeks then you are missing out. We, the Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles, have started something fun to […]

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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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