Turtle Tracks

Fast Facts: Sea Turtles & the Wrack

Sea Turtles are toothless animals; instead, they use powerful beak-like jaws to crush, bite and tear food.

A Sea Turtle's jaw is specific to the variety of food it eats.

Sea Turtle's eat anything when young, but their diet becomes specific when they reach adulthood.

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

 

Nesting Activity as of August 18, 2017
North Beaches
Loggerheads: 500 Greens: 33 Kemp's Ridley: 1 Leatherbacks: 2 Total: 536
Anastasia Island
Loggerheads: 104 Greens: 6 Kemp's Ridley: 1 Leatherbacks: 5 Total: 116
Matanzas Inlet South
Loggerheads: 17 Greens: 1 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Leatherbacks: 1 Total: 19
Total: 671
Reported Nests Evaluated:  219  
Hatchlings Reported Emerged:  20,992  

Remember: Leave only your footprints in the sand.