Sea turtle swimming in shallow water with tex, "NSB Survey Nest Data"

NSB Turtle Tracker News

 

Pre-season leatherback nest NSB 4-4-14 (9)

The 2018 sea turtle nesting season has come to an end.  The very last nest has emerged and the hatchlings have headed to sea.  It has been a another great summer here in New Smyrna Beach.

On behalf of all the NSB Turtle Trackers, we would like to say thank you to all our wonderful turtle friends and volunteers.  None of this work would be possible without the support of our great community.  Thank you.

 

 

 

 

Historical Nesting Data

The chart below reflects sea turtle nesting totals for each species since 2000 in New Smyrna Beach.

Year Loggerhead Green Leatherback Kemp’s ridley Total
2018 252 1 2 0 255
2017 303 30 0 0 333
2016 223 0 3 0 226
2015 256 9 8 0 273
2014 154 2 2 1 159
2013 325 24 4 0 353
2012 389 7 2 0 398
2011 230 3 4 0 237
2010 286 12 3 0 301
2009 162 0 3 0 165
2008 336 14 0 0 350
2007 249 27 2 0 278
2006 191 9 0 0 200
2005 201 9 2 0 212
2004 101 2 1 0 104
2003 205 0 0 0 205
2002 223 8 0 0 231
2001 202 0 2 0 204
2000 319 8 0 0 327