Hello Turtle Friends!
We have officially begun our 2016 sea turtle nesting season as of May 1st. Every morning we have been patrolling our 1.5 mile beach in search of sea turtle nests. As of yet, there have been no nests found but we know they will be here soon.
The species of sea turtle most commonly found on our beach is the loggerhead sea turtle (caretta caretta). Below is a photo of a loggerhead sea turtle heading back to sea after nesting. They nest at night, but every once in a while you get to see them in the early morning heading back to sea.
Click on the tab at the top of the page to read more information about the loggerhead sea turtle.
I will be posting all turtle season so stay posted for more photographs and turtle news!
Sea Turtle Biologist