Turtle Tracks

Sea Turtle HatchlingsSea Turtle Fast Facts:

Four types of Sea Turtles nest on St. Johns County Beaches, Loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Green (Chelonia mydas), Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and Kemp’s Ridley (Lepidochelys kempi).

The annual pattern for Sea Turtle nests in St. Johns County is approximately 90% will be Loggerhead nests and approximately 10% will be a combination of Green, Leatherbacks, and a potential Kemp’s Ridley.

The first year a confirmed Kemp’s Ridley nest occurred was in 2015.

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

For further information: www.sjcfl.us/HCP/index.aspx or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and the SJC Reach the Beach Mobile app and website.

Nesting Activity as of May 20, 2022

North Beaches
Loggerheads: 42 Greens: 0 Leatherbacks: 3 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Total: 45
Anastasia Island
Loggerheads: 9 Greens: 0 Leatherbacks: 0 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Total: 9
Matanzas Inlet South
Loggerheads: 2 Greens: 0 Leatherbacks: 2 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Total: 4
Total: 58


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