NEVER PUSH OR ATTEMPT TO ASSIST STRANDED ANIMALS BACK TO THE WATER! More harm can be done and it is illegal without proper permits. 

2010: False Crawl 16 & 17

I got a call from a family at Seaside last night about baby sea turtles and after another call and talking to Joe, this family saw the adult sea turtle come up on the beach to lay eggs, so they wanted to see her good so they and other shone their bright flash lights on her.  Guess what  she went back into the water, surprise, surprise, how many times do we have to tell people to not shines lights on turtles.  Ugh, this was Seaside are they not suppose to be environmental, where is the education.  Joe said when I called him and he went down there were people, with flashlights all over, some even had strobe lights.  PLEASE PEOPLE NOT FLASHLIGHTS ON THE BEACH, USE ONLY RED LED LIGHT OMITTING LIGHTS.
Oh, by the way the women I talked to though the turtle came up to have her babies,  this was about 9 p.m.