Turtle Tracks

Sea Turtle HatchlingsFast Facts Sea Turtle Population:

Sea turtle populations are difficult to count because juveniles and adult males do not come ashore, only female Sea Turtles leave the sea to nest.

The numbers of females in the population are difficult to count because mothers lay multiple nests each season.

Sea Turtles are generally nomadic and can travel about 1300 miles a day!

Please report any marine animals in distress to the Sheriff's Dispatch 904.824.8304.

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Nesting Activity as of August 12, 2022

North Beaches
Loggerheads: 833 Greens: 41 Leatherbacks: 13 Kemp's Ridley: 1 Total: 888
Anastasia Island
Loggerheads: 198 Greens: 2 Leatherbacks: 0 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Total: 200
Matanzas Inlet South
Loggerheads: 90 Greens: 7 Leatherbacks: 3 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Total: 100
Total: 1188
Reported Nests Evaluated: 413  
Hatchlings Reported Emerged: 37,711  


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