NSB Turtle Tracker News
The 2016 nesting season is in the record books for New Smyrna Beach. Our job is done for this year. Thank you to all our volunteers and support team members for a successful year.
The official nesting count for 2016 is listed below. It was a below average year for sea turtles here in New Smyrna, but Statewide nesting stats; still to be finalize, were good.
The total number of nests varies annually as sea turtles do not always nest every year. There were zero Green sea turtle nests and a below average count of Leatherback and Loggerhead nests. Our team is looking forward to a little “off beach” time to prepare for the 2017 season.
Historical Nesting Data
The chart below reflects sea turtle nesting totals for each species since 2000 in New Smyrna Beach.