Fast 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 October 28, 2022
|Loggerheads: 861||Greens: 54||Leatherbacks: 13||Kemp's Ridley: 1||Total: 929|
|Loggerheads: 203||Greens: 2||Leatherbacks: 0||Kemp's Ridley: 0||Total: 205|
|Matanzas Inlet South|
|Loggerheads: 91||Greens: 10||Leatherbacks: 3||Kemp's Ridley: 0||Total: 104|
|Reported Nests Evaluated: 1041|
|Hatchlings Reported Emerged: 89,013|
Remember: Leave only your footprints in the sand.