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 22, 2018
North Beaches
Loggerheads: 101 Greens: 1 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Leatherbacks: 7 Total: 109
Anastasia Island
Loggerheads: 29 Greens: 0 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Leatherbacks: 1 Total: 30
Matanzas Inlet South
Loggerheads: 12 Greens: 0 Kemp's Ridley: 0 Leatherbacks: 0 Total: 12
Total: 151

Remember: Leave only your footprints in the sand.