(Please view the sea turtle hatchling rescue at the bottom of the post.)
Loggerheads spend most of their lives in the open ocean and in shallow coastal waters. They rarely come ashore, with the exception of the females' brief visits to build nests and lay eggs.
This turtle is endangered worldwide. Their main enemy is human. Because of pollution, reduction of habitat, fishing trawls, the population is dwindling.
Many people and organizations are trying to help these majestic creatures. They are protected by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. In the US and in many other parts of the world, disturbing a nest carries large fines.
I hope my new children's book, Sea Turtle Summer, can do its part to help bring the turtles' plight to the attention of kids and their parents. Education is the number one factor in conserving our planet.
Sea Turtle Summer is the second book in the Bella and Britt Series. The girls find a female sea turtle laying her eggs on the busiest beach in their town. They see the female safely back into the sea, but what can they do to save the nest?
This is not only an ecology book for children. It is about kid empowerment as well. Bella and Britt find themselves disagreeing with adults, and that makes for a sensitive situation.
I would love for your children and grandchildren to read Sea Turtle Summer with you in the hope it will enlighten and uplift everyone who reads it. The book was launched on November 14 and can be found at:
Sea Turtle Summer can be found at: Guardian Angel Publishing, amazon.com, barnes & noble.com, Fictionwise and at my web and blog sites, where autographed copies can be purchased: http://nancystewartbooks.com and http://nancystewartbooks.blogspot.com/