Turtle Tracks

Sea Turtle HatchlingsFast Facts Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas)

The only difference between male and female Green Sea Turtles is the male have longer tales – almost the length of their hind legs.

Green Sea Turtles love to bask in shallow waters, and scientists believe that this helps them acquire vitamin D, which is not plentiful in their diet.

While resting Green Sea Turtles can stay under water for as long as 13 hours – during sleep their heart may beat just once every 9 minutes.

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

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Nesting Activity as of June 21, 2021

North Beaches
Loggerheads: 526 Greens: 13 Leatherbacks: 4 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Total: 543
Anastasia Island
Loggerheads: 96 Greens: 0 Leatherbacks: 2 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Total: 98
Matanzas Inlet South
Loggerheads: 31 Greens: 0 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Leatherbacks: 0 Total: 31
Total: 672



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