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Turtle-safe tactic for Beaches of South Walton

Courtesy Hilton Sandestin

Looking for a beach-themed gift for attendees, beyond the typical beach blanket?

In areas where sea turtles nest, a flashlight that is safe to use around the turtles makes night-time outings on the beach fun for the family and safe for sea turtles. White lights emitted by regular flashlights disorient hatchlings, causing them to crawl to the light instead of the sea.

The special flashlights cost less than $20. An equally effective option is a red-film sticker, which can be stuck on the lens of a regular flashlight. The stickers are free from the South Walton Information Center.

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