Fast Facts Sea Turtle Population
» Each of the four species of sea turtle that nest on St. Johns County beaches leaves distinctly unique tracks, based on width and flipper pattern.
» Approximately 100 trained volunteers (called the "Turtle Patrol") dedicatedly observe St. Johns County's 41 miles of beaches during sea turtle nesting season to document the locations of sea turtle nests.
» At the end of the nesting season, the observations of these dedicated volunteers are reported to the United States Fish & Wildlife Service.
Please report any marine animals in distress to the Sheriff's Dispatch 904.824.8304.
Nesting Activity as of October 30, 2020
|Loggerheads: 600||Greens: 39||Kemp's Ridley: 1||Leatherbacks: 16||Total: 656|
|Loggerheads: 146||Greens: 9||Kemp's Ridley: 0||Leatherbacks: 4||Total: 159|
|Matanzas Inlet South|
|Loggerheads: 38||Greens: 0||Kemp's Ridley: 0||Leatherbacks: 0||Total: 38|
Reported Nests Evaluated: 680 | Hatchlings Reported Emerged: 56,533
Remember: Leave only your footprints in the sand.