90 Percent of Loggerhead Nesting Occurs In Florida

By  //  April 11, 2015

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has been growing in recent years

Loggerhead hatchlings emerging from a nest on Melbourne Beach, Florida. (Image By Blair Witherington )

Loggerhead hatchlings emerging from a nest on Melbourne Beach, Florida. (Image By Blair Witherington )

How important is sea turtle nesting in Florida?

In the United States, approximately 90 percent of all loggerhead nesting occurs in Floridnesting aggregation is one of the larger in the region and has been growing in recent years.

Our state is also the only one in the continental U.S. where leatherback turtles regularly nest.

Spring marks the beginning of a very important nesting period for the five threatened or endangered sea turtles that nest in Florida, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s news release discusses the 2015 nesting season and the important role of the public during this crucial period.

CLICK HERE To See Florida Statewide Nesting Beach Survey Data For the 2014 Season


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