Surveyors found two live sub-adult loggerheads stranded on Panama City Beach during the past two days, including this little guy who was missing a front flipper (old healed wound). Both are being treated at Gulf World.
Nesting is underway! Our first nest was found yesterday at Santa Monica Beach on the west end, and our second was found this morning at Mariner West Condo on Thomas Drive. See nest info link for details.
The 2017 sea turtle season is underway, and we’re checking the beach each morning for nesting activity. Nothing yet on Panama City Beach. St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge in Franklin County had the honor of the first sea turtle nest in the Florida panhandle, a loggerhead nest found on May 10. Let the nesting begin!