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
 
 
2020 St. Joseph Peninsula Nesting Activity
 
Total # of nests:  153
Total # of Loggerhead nests:  148
Total # of Green nests:  5
Total # of false crawls:  163
Total # of Loggerhead false crawls:  162
Total # of Green false crawls: 1
Total # of disorientations:  20
Total # of Loggerhead disorientations:  20
Total # of Green disorientations:  0
Total # of evaluated nests: 91
Total # of hatchlings: 7,730
Total # of eggs:  8,835
              
2019 St. Joseph Peninsula Nesting Activity 
           
                         
Total # of nests:  198
Total # of Loggerhead nests:  195
Total # of Green nests:  2
Total # of Leatherback nests: 1
Total # of false crawls:  241
Total # of Loggerhead false crawls:  237
Total # of Green false crawls: 4
Total # of disorientations:  7
Total # of Loggerhead disorientations:  7
Total # of Green disorientations:  0
Total # of evaluated nests: 164
Total # of hatched nests:  131
Total # of hatchlings: 9,815
Total # of eggs:  15,532
 
 
 
 
Have You Ever Seen A Turtle Launch?
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St. Joeseph Peninsula Turtle Patrol Adopt A Nest Program

IMPORTANT NOTICE....

WE'VE MOVED!!!!

Come visist our Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Center at our new location!

1001 10th Street, Port St. Joe, FL

 New Hours are Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays and Friday

12:00 - 4:00pm Eastern

Turtle Center Open

The Sea Turtle Fountain

Has Arrived!!!

Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Fountain a

Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Project b

Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Project c

Sea Turtle Fountain Daytime

Sea Turtle Fountain Night

STILL TIME TO BE A PART OF THIS HISTORIC PROJECT

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR PAVER NOW!

Do Not Touch Sea Turtles

 

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 Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

12-4 pm 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!