Turtle nesting season: How to be a seaside detective

GULF STREAM, Fla. - Beach visitors who venture out on the sand early in the mornings may come cross tracks that lead from the water to the dunes, and back again.

They are the telltale signs a sea turtle has come ashore. In this case, she decided to lay her eggs at another time.

This picture is courtesy of Joan Lorne, who is certified to monitor nests along Gulf Stream beach.

From the tracks left behind, and the flipper markings, she says this was made by a loggerhead turtle.

Nesting season is well underway on our coast.