BE ON THE LOOKOUT, its TERRAPIN TIME!

BE ON THE LOOKOUT, its TERRAPIN TIME!

Turtle egg laying for next 30 days.

Look out on Ocean Parkway for Turtles Crossing the Parkway. They are in search of sand to dig an area to bury their Eggs. Watch both Ways for next 30 Days on the Parkway, the turtles attempt to get to the ocean and then go back to the bay.

Turtle Path thru the Dunes

NYDOT Leaves Gaps in New Beach Fence for Turtles

The repaired dune systems along Ocean Parkway are now lined with beach fence gaps to allow nesting turtles access to the surrounding ecosystem.

The Diamondback Terrapin, is one of the few marine turtles that is known to live most of its life in the brackish marsh waters along Ocean Parkway.  When the turtles are ready to lay eggs, they generally prefer to use the beach sand.

The Diamondback Terrapin can be found along the eastern coast of the United States from Cape Cod down to Florida but has faced increasing threats due to habitat destruction and climate change.