If you’re a regular visitor to our St. Johns County coastline, it may seem like our beaches are wall-to-wall sea turtle nests this year. Big news – they are! We have officially broken the all-time nesting record of 1,145 in 2019 with 1,160 nests this season… and still counting!
Each of those dots on the map below is a nest — that’s 1098 loggerheads, 45 greens, 16 leatherbacks, and 1 kemps ridley! For comparison, our 2021 total on this date was just 789.