Ghost crabs

Flashlights keeping sea turtles away

Flashlights keeping sea turtles away

Walk over the boardwalks of Navarre Beach last week and the scene resembles Christmas Eve, with waves of flickering lights. After sundown, hundreds of visitors took to the shoreline with flashlights, head lamps and cellphones to light their way. While strolling moonlit beaches is part of vacationing, the bright lights pose a risk to wildlife, […]

Ghost crab hunting no fun for sea turtles

Ghost crab hunting no fun for sea turtles

In this issue of Navarre Press, our reporter Jamie Gentry visited Navarre Beach after dark and what she found was shocking. When she arrived, predominantly on the west side of the pier in front of the condos, hundreds of people were out with bright flashlights looking for ghost crabs. The crabs respond to the beam […]

Shorebirds return for another nesting season

Shorebirds return for another nesting season

Shorebirds are back on the beach and Gulf Islands National Seashore is making an effort to keep the migratory birds safe during their nesting season. The efforts include reducing the speed limit to 25 miles per hour through the parks and educating visitors on the importance of staying out of nesting areas on the beach. […]