Florida is home to thousands of sea turtles. Of the seven species of sea turtles worldwide, five can be found nesting in Florida: loggerhead, green, hawksbill, Kemp’s ridley and leatherback. Together with our partners, we work year-round to protect sea turtles and our environment.
Here is a map showing turtle nesting areas. If you see a turtle hatchling that is wandering away from the ocean:
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Due to COVID-19, the 2021 turtle walk program has been postponed to summer 2022. Please check back for more up-to-date information.
Learn more about the turtles found in our area and what you can do help protect them.