2015 Statewide Nesting Totals

The following table contains the Florida Statewide Nesting Beach Survey data for the 2015 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 - 2015 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

196

95

8

6

1

0

DUVAL

28.9

142

110

2

2

3

1

ST JOHNS

68.8

624

305

36

7

20

1

FLAGLER

31.5

425

183

103

15

5

0

VOLUSIA

79.8

2199

1403

871

737

31

3

BREVARD

115.2

23977

24192

18549

22316

100

9

INDIAN RIVER

35.9

5133

6842

1680

3131

49

8

ST LUCIE

34.5

6428

9064

754

1408

150

28

MARTIN

35.3

9638

18102

4434

9551

620

162

PALM BEACH

74.1

24198

42551

9554

10114

463

48

BROWARD

38.6

2752

4136

464

445

35

1

MIAMI-DADE

36.5

529

744

44

31

5

0

MONROE

55.9

487

681

519

739

0

0

EAST TOTALS

653.5 

76,728 

108,408 

37,018

48,502 

1,482 

261 

WEST COAST

COLLIER

60.2

1508

1425

17

5

1

0

LEE

83.9

1616

2303

57

22

1

0

CHARLOTTE

21.8

1528

2041

38

35

0

0

SARASOTA

55.9

5274

5472

148

78

0

0

MANATEE

21.7

691

727

5

3

0

0

HILLSBOROUGH

4.8

31

43

0

0

0

0

PINELLAS

77.5

420

408

0

0

0

0

FRANKLIN

90.0

608

728

14

4

0

0

GULF

47.0

451

527

14

2

0

0

BAY

71.1

170

172

12

9

5

0

WALTON

48.7

94

38

4

0

3

1

OKALOOSA

38.0

73

45

6

2

0

0

SANTA ROSA

11.2

17

11

4

1

0

0

ESCAMBIA

62.8

86

78

4

6

1

0

WEST TOTALS

694.6

12,567

13,918

323

167

11

1

STATE TOTALS

1,348.0

89,295

122,326

37,341

48,669

1,493

262

 



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