Sea Turtle Patrol Survey Zones

HatchlingsFrom May 1 to October 31 dedicated marine turtle patrol volunteers survey the beaches at sunrise to post off the nest of sea turtles while collecting important data on nesting activities.

While conducting nesting surveys volunteers must endure physically demanding conditions that are often hot, sandy, and buggy while collecting accurate scientific data.

If you are interested in volunteering find your Zone below and contact the responsible Marine Turtle Permit Holder.

Survey Zones

Northern Survey Zones Map    |    Southern Survey Zones Map

  • Survey Zone: South Ponte Vedra Exxon Station to Usina beach access Ramp (Reef Restaurant), FWC Permit #056
    Marine Turtle Permit Holder: Patty Smith, spvbofficialtp@comcast.net, (904) 343-9949
  • Survey Zone: Anastasia State Park, FWC Permit #147-01
    Marine Turtle Permit Holder: NOT ACCEPTING NEW VOLUNTEER REQUEST
  • Survey Zone: Pope Road beach access (Anastasia State Park south boundary) to Crescent Beach vehicle access ramp, FWC Permit #090
    Marine Turtle Permit Holder: NOT ACCEPTING NEW VOLUNTEER REQUEST
  • Survey Zone: Crescent Beach vehicle access ramp south to Fort Matanzas vehicle access ramp, FWC Permit #101
    Marine Turtle Permit Holder: NOT ACCEPTING NEW VOLUNTEER REQUEST
  • Survey Zone: Matanzas Inlet south to southern St. Johns County line, FWC Permit #046
    Marine Turtle Permit Holder: NOT ACCEPTING NEW VOLUNTEER REQUEST