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Countdown to 2023 Sea Turtle Nesting season








Sea Turtle nesting season begins May 1st and ends Oct. 31st.

 You can help save sea turtles by keeping the beach clean (take away trash), dark (turn off lights), and flat (refill holes and knockdown sandcastles). 

Be a Sea Turtle Hero

  If you find a sea turtle in distress,

       injured, sick or deceased,

                  please call

 Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch 


  in a State Park or outside of Nassau County,  please contact

           FWC (1-888-404-3922)


Be prepared to answer some questions:

  •  What is the exact location of the animal?

  •  Is the turtle alive or dead?

  •  What is the approximate size of the turtle?

  •  Is the turtle marked with spray paint? (This may   indicate that the turtle has been previously   documented.)

  •  What is the location of the closest access point to   the turtle?

          If the turtle is alive, please be prepared to stay with it until help arrives.


  Sea Turtles can’t crawl backwards!

 Holes left behind can be dangerous to sea turtles and beach walkers. Sea Turtles can accidently crawl into holes, get trapped and will need to be rescued or could die.

This is what the inside of a sea turtle nest looks like.


The egg chamber is long and narrow but round at the bottom like a bowl. It is sometimes described as an upsidedown light bulb.


   After 62 days in the nest, the hatchings crawl out of the nest and run as fast as they can to the ocean. They will spend about 25 years out in the ocean, before returning to nest on the same beach where they were born. 

Thank You for supporting our mission to keep the beach clean and safe for nesting sea turtles. You generous gift will fund our outreach programs, the Washed Up Project and our Beach Toy Borrow Boxes.