MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Even if Hurricane Dorian does not directly impact Florida, its strong winds could significantly damage our coastline.
Experts predict Dorian’s strength will cause beach erosion and loss of habitat for sea turtles.READ MORE: CVS, NAACP Team Up To Get COVID Vaccines To People Of Color In South Florida
Jackie Kingston, the founder of Sea Turtle Adventures, is hard at work in West Palm Beach to protect the more than 270 turtles she says are left. She predicts they will lose about half of the hatchlings after the storm.READ MORE: Eye On Earth: 'One Of The Most Peaceful Places In South Florida': Wakodahatchee Wetlands
“We’re already starting to see the water come up. We’re already starting to lose some of our nestings,” she said.MORE NEWS: Hundreds Benefit From Much-Needed Provisions At Miami Springs Food Distribution
The group will be surveying the coastline today and then again after the storm passes, to evaluate the after-effects.