Home of the St. Joseph Peninsula Turtle Patrol

Leave No Trace Ordinance In Effect......Please Remove Your Items OFF The Beach At Night....

Lights OUT......May 1st - October 31st for Nesting Season....

young woman holding two baby sea turtles           Jessica with baby Sea Turtles
 
 
2018 St. Joseph Peninsula Nesting Activity
(as of 8/15/18)
Total # of nests:  134
Total # of Loggerhead nests:  134
Total # of Green nests:  0
Total # of false crawls:  167
Total # of Loggerhead false crawls:  167
Total # of Green false crawls: 0
Total # of disorientations:  4
Total # of Loggerhead disorientations:  4
Total # of Green disorientations:  0
Total # of evaluated nests: 21
Total # of hatched nests:   21
Total # of hatchlings: 1,612
Total # of eggs:  1,952
              
2017 St. Joseph Peninsula Nesting Activity 
           Final Report 
                         
Total # of nests:  206
Total # of Loggerhead nests:  201
Total # of Green nests:  5
Total # of false crawls:  273
Total # of Loggerhead false crawls:  270
Total # of Green false crawls: 3
Total # of disorientations:  8
Total # of Loggerhead disorientations:  8
Total # of Green disorientations:  0
Total # of evaluated nests: 158
Total # of hatched nests:  128
Total # of hatchlings: 8,982
Total # of eggs:  14,071
 
 
 
 
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St. Joeseph Peninsula Turtle Patrol Adopt A Nest Program

IMPORTANT NOTICE....

Construction of the Sea Turtle Fountain

Has Started!!!

Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Fountain a

Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Project b

Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Project c

STILL TIME TO BE A PART OF THIS HISTORIC PROJECT

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR PAVER NOW!

Do Not Touch Sea Turtles

The Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle  Center Is OPEN!

Hours are Thursday 10-1pm and Friday 1-5pm ET

 

Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Center

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE FORGOTTEN COAST SEA TURTLE CENTER!

We need your help in being a volunteer ambassador to greet visitors to the center.

The Center is Open Thursday 10-1pm and Friday 1-5pm ET

Please contact us at our email: sjpturtlepatrol@gmail.com for details.....

Florida Coastal Conservancy

 

         WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

The Conservancy has launched a fundraising drive to establish a sea turtle education and outreach center in Gulf County to raise awareness and provide information about sea turtles and the important role the county’s beaches play in preserving the species.  The goal for the year is to raise $50,000 to secure and set-up the facility and acquire additional information displays and educational materials.

We Need your help and donation to make The Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Center a reality.      

Please Click Here to Donate to the Sea Turtle Center

   Please Respect Our Beaches
When enjoying the beautiful beaches of the St. Joseph Peninsula, please:
  • Shield interior lighting and turn off exterior lights at night
  • Use turtle safe flashlights on the beach at night
  • Remove all beach equipment every evening
  • Don't touch turtles, nests, or hatchlings
  • Don't dig trenches for hatchlings
  • Email the St. Joseph Peninsula Turtle Patrol at sjpturtlepatrol@gmail.com if you have any questions!