2011 Sea Turtle Nest Count

Leatherback 13
Loggerhead 663
Green 154

Boca Raton's first nest of the 2011 season was a leatherback nest, discovered on February 28 in South Beach Park. The second nest was in Spanish River Park on March 12, Sea Turtle Day! Our first loggerhead nest was just south of the Boca Inlet on April 15, and our first green was in Spanish River Park on May 30. During each nesting season, leatherbacks usually nest from March to June, loggerheads from May to August, and greens from June to September. This year we have a new record high of green turtle nests! The previous record of 142 nests was in 2007!

 

 

 


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