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 May 18, 2018
North Beaches
Loggerheads: 6 Greens: 0 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Leatherbacks: 1 Total: 7
Anastasia Island
Loggerheads: 2 Greens: 0 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Leatherbacks: 0 Total: 2
Matanzas Inlet South
Loggerheads: 1 Greens: 0 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Leatherbacks: 0 Total: 1
Total: 10

Remember: Leave only your footprints in the sand.