Loggerhead sea turtle tracks and marked nest to be monitored by permitted patrol volunteers.
Amy Beach and Sandra Baker-Hinton volunteering with the Fort Clinch State Park Sea Turtle Patrol Team.
Amy educating children on Earth Day at Fort Clinch State Park.
Marking a Sea Turtle nest to be monitored.
Patroling the beach and found a nest to be marked.
Amy excavating a nest and counting the eggs to determine how many were laid.
Sea turtles have been
nesting on Florida’s
beaches for millions of
years. The five species of
sea turtles that can be
found swimming and
nesting in Florida are
the loggerhead, green,
leatherback, hawksbill, and kemp’s ridley.
All sea turtles are endangered and protected under Florida state laws. It is illegal to touch, or harrass sea turtles.
Example of the inside of a Sea Turtle Nest.
Female Sea Turtles use their back flippers to dig a hole that can be as deep as the length of your arm. It is sometimes described as an upsidedown light bulb.