2017 Statewide Nesting Totals

The following table contains the Florida Statewide Nesting Beach Survey data for the 2017 season. The data are divided into two main regions (east and west) and divided by county.

Note: C. caretta = Loggerhead; C. mydas = Green turtle; and D. coriacea = Leatherback.

Florida Statewide Nesting Beach Survey Data - 2017 Season

 

COUNTY SURVEY LENGTH (KM) C. caretta NEST C. caretta
NON-NESTING EMERGENCE
C. mydas NEST C. mydas
NON-NESTING EMERGENCE
D. coriacea NEST D. coriacea
NON-NESTING EMERGENCE

EAST COAST
NASSAU 18.4  215  103 
DUVAL 30.5  130  83 
ST JOHNS 68.8  638  438  52  22 
FLAGLER 31.5  495  204  218  114 
VOLUSIA 79.8  2,556  1,608  2,310  3,009 
BREVARD 115.2  23,377  25,158  25,891  52,994  59 
INDIAN RIVER 35.9  5,924  6,542  2,510  3,745  37 
ST LUCIE 34.5  6,698  8,093  991  1,973  91  21 
MARTIN 35.3  9,430  13,857  5,854  12,897  231  35 
PALM BEACH 74.1  26,245  45,526  13,263  19,095  207  30 
BROWARD 38.6  2,888  3,811  665  529  12 
MIAMI-DADE 36.5  673  814  35  24 
MONROE 54.9  587  814  665  806 
EAST TOTALS 654.1  79,846  107,051  52,469  95,212  656  96 

WEST COAST
COLLIER  60.2    1,634   1,980  3 0
LEE 83.9  2,237  2,636  59  33 
CHARLOTTE 21.8  1,477  2,045  147  72 
SARASOTA 56.1  7,589  8,601  305  266 
MANATEE 21.7  1,053  1,072 
HILLSBOROUGH 4.8  112  44 
PINELLAS 77.5  667  571 
FRANKLIN 90.0  1,118  1,209  26  11
GULF 47.0  551  708  24  9
BAY 71.1  190  208  17  11
WALTON 48.7  130  89  22  10
OKALOOSA 38.0  76  63 
SANTA ROSA 11.2  32  22 
ESCAMBIA 62.8  200  226 
WEST TOTALS 694.8  17,066  19,474  633  430
STATE TOTALS 1,348.9  96,912  126,525  53,102  95,642  663  98 


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