Turtle Tracks

Sea Turtle HatchlingsFast Facts Sea Turtle Sleep:

Juvenile sea turtles sleep while floating on clumps of seaweed on the surface of the water.

Some adult sea turtles can hold their breath for up to thirteen hours while sleeping.

When adult sea turtles sleep they do so underwater by wedging themselves between rocky outcrops to avoid getting carried away by ocean currents.

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

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Nesting Activity as of November 3, 2023

North Beaches
Loggerheads: 773 Greens: 87 Leatherbacks: 11 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Total: 871
Anastasia Island
Loggerheads: 224 Greens: 27 Leatherbacks: 2 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Total: 253
Matanzas Inlet South
Loggerheads: 60 Greens: 19 Leatherbacks: 2 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Total: 81
Total: 1205
Reported Nests Evaluated: 1035  
Hatchlings Reported Emerged: 79,811  


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