Turtle Tracks

Fast Facts

Five varieties of Sea Turtles inhabit the waters around Florida:

  • Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) – Endangered
  • Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) – Threatened
  • Green (Chelonia mydas) – Endangered
  • Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) – Endangered
  • Kemps Ridley (Lepidochelys kempi) – Endangered


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

Nesting Activity as of June 15, 2018
North Beaches
Loggerheads: 95 Greens: 1 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Leatherbacks: 7 Total: 103
Anastasia Island
Loggerheads: 25 Greens: 0 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Leatherbacks: 1 Total: 26
Matanzas Inlet South
Loggerheads: 11 Greens: 0 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Leatherbacks: 0 Total: 11
Total: 140

Remember: Leave only your footprints in the sand.