The 2015 season is almost here,
see you in May!
2014 Nesting Count Totals
Nests 58 (AB=26, NB=4, JB=28). 1 Total loss, 2 partial loss, 2 unproductive
Total hatched eggs 5,383
Unhatched eggs 874
Live hatchlings found in nest 57
Dead hatchlings found in nest 90
False crawls (abandoned nesting attempts) 29
All crawls were from loggerheads.
BSTP News and Updates
- Annual newsletter has been mailed and is now available here. The season kick-off meeting will be held Wednesday 4/15 at Beaches Library. Please note that we have no volunteer openings this year. Last season we had 12 new volunteers and everyone is returning. If interested in St. John's county please check here.
- Super-easy way to donate to BSTP! When you do your Holiday shopping at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol Inc. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3100324 and support us every time you shop.
- 2014 News Archive
Our MissionTo promote the conservation of endangered and threatened marine turtles in Northeast Florida. [See the Endangered Species Act of 1973 and other protections].
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.
Got Gear?We've got all the turtle gear you need to make a statement and show your pride in being a sea turtle conservationist and a supporter of BSTP. Grab an official patrol t-shirt, wooden ornament or surfer necklace, all featuring our special hatchling mascot. Also available are front license plates that spell TUR-TLE, similar to the FL Dept. of Motor Vehicle specialty tag (as shown below). Combined with a BSTP membership these items make a great gift for the environmentalist in your life who has everything.
P.O. Box 50723
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240-0723
Emergency Phone: (904) 613-6081