Recently, the Devocean Team was able to make a big difference for baby sea turtles this sea turtle nesting season. Because of you, we were able to donate nest incubation environmental monitoring equipment and full spectrum lights for turtle bearing tanks to our friends at the marine research lab at Gumbo Limbo.
With the nest monitoring equipment, the professors and conservationists at Gumbo Limbo can actively track sea turtle's nests. This enables them to ensure that the nests are in perfect conditions for baby sea turtles to hatch. If a nest was made too close to the tide mark or is in danger of predation, specialists will relocate nests or take the baby sea turtles to the research facility until they are old enough and strong enough to be released back into the ocean.
The full spectrum lights we were able to provide are crucial to baby sea turtles. Sea turtles need full spectrum lights to make vitamin D, which is necessary for normal bone growth. A full 5% UVB (Ultra Violet B) output allows vitamin D3 synthesis to occur naturally, preventing or reversing metabolic bone disease and other health problems in turtles.
Thanks for all of your support in helping sea turtles and helping to make our oceans great again!