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Sebastian Inlet sea turtle nest numbers as of October 16, 2023

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Here's the sea turle nesting  update at Sebastian Inlet.  The counts include beaches to the north and south of the inlet (Zones A-F), and as of today, survey teams have identified:

Updated nest numbers are:

Loggerhead - 1,063

Greens - 808

Leatherback - 3

Kemps – 0

Total – 1,874

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.

Updated October 16, 2023