Volusia nesting summary

2018 sea turtle nesting information

Environmental specialists in the sea turtle program compile information from the two volunteer monitoring groups on the number and species of turtles nesting on Volusia's beaches.

North of the Inlet

South of the Inlet

Loggerhead

248

210

Green

0

0

Leatherback

2

2

Kemp's Ridley

0

0

As of July 18, 2018

Total

462

*These are preliminary numbers and are subject to change following data verification.

Nesting information from past years

Year

Loggerhead

Green Leatherback

Kemp's Ridley

Unknown Total
1988 245 0 0 0 0 245
1989 283 0 0 0 0 283
1990 403 1 1 0 0 405
1991 384 3 2 0 0 389
1992 198 5 1 0 0 204
1993 338 0 0 0 0 338
1994 490 5 0 0 0 495
1995 443 0 0 0 0 443
1996 491 7 0 2 0 500
1997 337 4 5 0 0 346
1998 517 16 4 1 0 538
1999 626 0 2 0 0 628
2000 596 20 2 0 2 620
2001 438 1 9 0 0 448
2002 435 21 1 0 0 457
2003 393 1 5 0 0 399
2004 230 9 1 0 0 240
2005 408 24 4 1 0 437
2006 378 20 1 0 0 399
2007 503 55 4 0 0 562
2008 617 32 0 0 0 649
2009 324 8 6 0 0 338
2010 594 15 5 1 0 615
2011 488 21 13 0 0 522
2012 885 25 8 1 0 919
2013 617 52 8 0 0 677
2014 414 7 5 2 0 428
2015 615 37 14 0 0 666
2016 666 4 5 1 0 676
2017 634 82 0 4 0 720

*These are preliminary numbers and are subject to change following data verification.

Jennifer Winters
HCP Program Manager
jwinters@volusia.org
386-238-4668

Becki O'Keefe
Sea Turtle Program
Field Manager
bokeefe@volusia.org
386-238-4716

Christina Phillips
Sea Turtle Lighting Specialist
csphillips@volusia.org
386-238-4773

Toll free landlines
when calling from:

West Volusia
386-736-5927

Daytona Beach
386-254-4612

New Smyrna Beach
386-423-3303
 

For stranded sea turtles during business hours call Beach Safety and option 0 for operator:
386-239-6414

For stranded sea turtles during nights and weekends call Sheriff's dispatch and option 1 for operator:
386-248-1777

For any other stranding call FWC:
1-888-404-3922