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BSTP is the only FWC-permitted turtle patrol in Atlantic, Neptune and Jax Beaches! Our name is clearly visible on our tee shirts and ATVs. If you observe anyone touching a turtle or a nest that is NOT identifiable as a BSTP volunteer, please notify the appropriate local law enforcement agency immediately. Similarly, there are no other groups who are authorized to accept donations, sell items, or advise you about sea turtle-friendly lights on behalf of BSTP.

Final 2017 crawl count:
61 nests (1 leatherback, 2 green, 58 loggerheads).
2 were unproductive, 14 were lost to Hurricane Irma.
35 false crawls (all loggerheads)

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BSTP News and Updates

  • Volunteer slots have been filled for 2018. Thanks for your interest and check back again next year.
  • We are now accepting applications for volunteers. There is only a handful of openings so don't delay if you're interested. Online applications only!
  • Decreased water temps may cause sea turtles to become "cold-stunned" and wash ashore. These turtles may appear to be deceased but are still alive and in need of immediate medical attention. Please report all strandings in Atlantic, Neptune and Jax Beaches to our emergency line at 904-613-6081. If we're unable to answer please leave a detailed message. Stranded turtles in other locations should be reported to FWC's emergency line at 1-888-404-3922 or #FWC from cell phone. For more information on cold-stunning please visit this link.

Our Mission

To promote the conservation of endangered and threatened marine turtles in Northeast Florida. [See the Endangered Species Act of 1973 and other protections].

Green Sea Turtle Of the five species of turtles that nest in Florida, there are three species that nest locally: Loggerheads, Greens and Leatherbacks. Loggerheads (Caretta caretta) are the most common, followed by Greens (Chelonia mydas) and, on rare occasions, Leatherbacks (Dermochelys coriacea). We operate under the auspices of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Marine Turtle Program.

Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol, Inc.
P.O. Box 50723
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240-0723
Emergency Phone: (904) 613-6081

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