Turtle Tracks

Sea Turtle HatchlingsFast Facts

Some Sea Turtle populations nest and feed in the same general areas; others migrate great distances.

The most common method used to track free-range Sea Turtles is flipper tagging; although this method does not reveal travel routes.

Recently, radio, sonic, and satellite tracking have been successful in monitoring sea turtle movements.

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

Nesting Activity as of September 13, 2019

North Beaches
Loggerheads: 838 Greens: 56 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Leatherbacks: 0 Total: 894
Anastasia Island
Loggerheads: 161 Greens: 7 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Leatherbacks: 4 Total: 172
Matanzas Inlet South
Loggerheads: 67 Greens: 6 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Leatherbacks: 0 Total: 73
Total: 1139
Reported Nests Evaluated: 573  
Hatchlings Reported Emerged:  54,893  

Remember: Leave only your footprints in the sand.