Turtle Tracks

Sea Turtle HatchlingsFast Facts

Sea turtles do not have an external ear opening.

Sea Turtles are thought to hear vibration more than sound as we know it.

A sea turtle cannot retract its limbs, head or neck under its shell like a land turtle.

A Sea Turtle has paddle-like flippers and their hind flippers serve as rutters and are perfectly adapted to locomotion in the water. Sea Turtles are strong swimmers and divers.

Sea Turtle limbs have small remnant claws on the edge of their front and hind flippers.

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

Nesting Activity as of May 22, 2020

North Beaches
Loggerheads: 76 Greens: 1 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Leatherbacks: 6 Total: 83
Anastasia Island
Loggerheads: 14 Greens: 0 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Leatherbacks: 1 Total: 15
Matanzas Inlet South
Loggerheads: 4 Greens: 0 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Leatherbacks: 0 Total: 4
Total: 102

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