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

2011: Nest #32

Was found when hatched, before we thought it was a false crawl. This was a green nests at Seaside and the hatchling were helped to the water by concerned visitors. Our concerns are that hatchings should not be picked up by anyone instead the sheriff should be called and they would call us to take care of them and also were red emitting flashlight used durning this. We are thankful for help and concerns by others, but we are tying so hard to educate folks to use red emitting flashlights and no flash on taking pictures, we sometimes feel as if all we say and do is going nowhere. Well meaning people often can harm hatchlings with flashes and flashlights. Keep on spreading this message. Thanks for caring folks on the beach.
100 green escaped from the nests and hopefully found the water.