Capricorn Coast Turtle Hour
Join us in turning off your lights between 7pm and 8pm for Turtle Hour on October 20.
Light pollution can discourage mother turtles from nesting and confuse baby turtles’ natural survival instinct to move towards the lowest brightest horizon. On a natural beach, this is the ocean reflecting the night sky.
Hatchlings on urban beaches cannot find the low bright natural horizon due to light pollution. Disoriented, they crawl away from the ocean, becoming exhausted, vulnerable to predators and, sadly, die.
Share with your friends and help us get the word out this turtle hour.
TURTLES ABOUT, LIGHTS OUT!
07:00 pm - 08:00 pm Thursday 20th October, 2022