Sea Turtle Nest Totals

Sea turtle nesting season on Florida's east coast is from March 1 - October 31 each year.  Three species of sea turtle nest regularly in Boca Raton:  leatherback, loggerhead, and green.  Our Sea Turtle Conservation team are out at sunrise every morning during nesting season to make sure that every nest is marked and protected.  The chart below shows the yearly nest totals for each species.  Loggerheads are the most common sea turtles nesting on our beaches.  Numbers in green indicate the highest number of nests recorded in a single year for each species; bold black numbers indicate the lowest numbers recorded.

Boca Raton Annual Sea Turtle Nesting Totals

Year Leatherback Loggerhead Green Total
 2018 18 686 19 723
 2017 5 767 300 1072
 2016 18 729 38 785
 2015 25 718 298 1041
 2014 18 856 75 949
2013 12 835 331 1178
2012 33 994 116 1143
2011 13 663 154 830
2010 15 577 131 723
2009 21 361 67 449
2008 7 438 90 535
2007 29 398 142 569
2006 11 421 68 501
2005 18 485 115 618
2004 5 421 66 492
2003 13 594 40 647
2002 15 550 120 685
2001 13 564 10 587
2000 9 723 124 856
1999 9 791 12 812
1998 8 776 89 879
1997 18 514 12 544
1996 3 901 82 986
1995 9 952 12 973
1994 2 771 61 824
1993 9 744 18 771
1992 8 974 43 1025
1991 3 994 11 1008
1990 3 1075 31 1109
1989 6 896 15 917
1988 3 874 15 892