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Sebastian Inlet sea turtle nest numbers as of May 30

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Time for the first sea turle nesting report of the season! The counts include beaches to the north and south of the inlet (Zones A-F), and as of today, survey teams have identified:

  • 237 Loggerhead sea turtle nests
  • 19 Green sea turtle nests
  • 0 Leatherback sea turtle nest
  • 0 Kemps

Total - 256

The Sebastian Inlet District works in tandem with park officials and employs biologists from Ecological Associates, Inc. (EAI) to conduct daily surveys on the beaches just South of Sebastian Inlet – along a ½ mile stretch starting near McLarty Treasure Museum and continuing South to Ambersand beach access in Indian River County.  District monitoring efforts began on March 1 and will continue through the end of the nesting season in October.

Posted May  30, 2023