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The Florida coastal built environment and other coastal states can offer breathtaking views both from the inside of buildings and from the water. The large expanses of glazing that are used in modern buildings tend to open the built environment, in an attempt to seamlessly connect it with nature. The transmittance of light from buildings onto the shoreline requires special consideration when designing and constructing along the coast as not all indigenous species, including marine turtles, fare well with bright lights. This document was published in November 2012.