Brevard Zoo Conservation Report 2016 | Page 13

Thank you to all the employees and more than 50 volunteers working tirelessly to care for these turtles, including preparing and distributing diets, monitoring water quality and cleaning tanks. Brevard County is home to more sea turtle nests than just about anywhere in the country. >W  hat can you do? • Keep our waters clean of chemicals and garbage (especially plastic bags) • Properly dispose of fishing line and hooks •U  se turtle-excluder devices on commercial fishing vessels to reduce entanglement and drowning in fishing nets and gear • Follow anti-poaching laws and “lights-out” laws during turtle nesting season 12