Turtle Tracks

Sea Turtle HatchlingsFast Facts

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.

Nesting Activity as of October 25, 2019

North Beaches
Loggerheads: 845 Greens: 57 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Leatherbacks: 0 Total: 902
Anastasia Island
Loggerheads: 163 Greens: 7 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Leatherbacks: 4 Total: 174
Matanzas Inlet South
Loggerheads: 73 Greens: 8 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Leatherbacks: 0 Total: 81
Total: 1157
Reported Nests Evaluated: 814  
Hatchlings Reported Emerged: 72,606  

Remember: Leave only your footprints in the sand.