Turtle Tracks

Sea Turtle HatchlingsFast Facts

Some Sea Turtle populations nest and feed in the same general areas; others migrate great distances.

The most common method used to track free-range Sea Turtles is flipper tagging; although this method does not reveal travel routes.

Recently, radio, sonic, and satellite tracking have been successful in monitoring sea turtle movements.

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

Nesting Activity as of October 18, 2019

North Beaches
Loggerheads: 843 Greens: 57 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Leatherbacks: 0 Total: 900
Anastasia Island
Loggerheads: 163 Greens: 7 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Leatherbacks: 4 Total: 174
Matanzas Inlet South
Loggerheads: 73 Greens: 8 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Leatherbacks: 0 Total: 81
Total: 1155
Reported Nests Evaluated: 800  
Hatchlings Reported Emerged: 71,943  

Remember: Leave only your footprints in the sand.