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Lights Out on Tybee runs now through October

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TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) -

Officials are kicking off "Lights Out on Tybee" Thursday, with a goal of protecting nesting loggerhead sea turtles. 

Tybee Island is urging people to turn off or shield light coming from structures visible from the beach after 10 p.m. starting May 1st and continuing through October 31st. 

The purpose of Lights Out on Tybee is due to the fact that artificial lighting can discourage females from nesting.

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