While many of us are celebrating the return of pumpkin spice lattes this October, the UCF Marine Turtle Research Group reminds us that this is also washback season for sea turtles.
According to a recent social media post, washbacks are sea turtles that are a few months old and have been pushed back to the beach by winds and waves. Because of exhaustion, the young turtles may need assistance to get offshore again.
If you find a washback on the beach, don’t put it back in the water. Instead, call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hotline (1-888-404-3922).