A leatherback nest was found this morning at Carillon Beach by surveyor Tina Buddi and volunteers Christy Henderson and Erica Rodgers. This marks our 47th nest and fourth leatherback nest of the season!
A threatened green turtle nested on the west end last night, our first since 2013! It’s also the first time we’ve had nesting by three species of turtles – loggerheads, leatherbacks, and greens – during the same season. Congrats to volunteers Jessica Graham and Annette DeSercey who had an eventful week and surveyor Tina Buddi who found our green nest, located just west of Sunnyside Beach.
Two leatherback turtles laid nests on Panama City Beach last night! The turtles were observed nesting by a number of bystanders, and several Turtle Watchers arrived to mark the nests, including Nancy Evou, Tina Buddi, Jessica Graham, and Annette DeSercey. Our most recent loggerhead nest was found this morning at Carillon Beach. We’re up to 36 loggerhead and 3 leatherback nests.
We’re on pace for another record nesting season! The week has just started and we’ve already found three loggerhead nests, located at Beachcomber by the Sea, Sunnyside Beach, and Carillon Beach on the west end.
Our most recent nest (#32) was found this morning near the Fontainebleau Terrace, marked by volunteers Jeni and Mary Lynne. You can help us by not shining lights or taking flash photos of a nesting turtle. Immediately call the Beach Police 850-233-5000 if you see a nesting sea turtle on Panama City Beach.
Leatherback nest found this morning on west end! One sure sign is that the track is over 7 feet wide! Congrats to surveyor Secret Holmes-Douglas and volunteers Jeni Toll and Mary Vickers. They also found 3 loggerhead nests this morning, bringing our total to 27 loggerhead and 1 leatherback. If you see a nesting turtle on Panama City Beach, please call the Beach Police at 850-233-5000.
Panama City Beach is filling up with tourists. Please share the beach with our nesting shorebirds. They’ve traveled many miles to get here like many of you. Chicks have the ability to wander outside of posted nesting areas and are thus vulnerable to any type of activity taking place nearby. Watch your step near these sites.
Crazy morning for volunteers and surveyors with 12 false crawls and four nests! That’s a record for one day on our beach! The new nests are located at Sterling Reef Condo, Boardwalk Beach Resort, Hidden Dunes Condo, and Gulf Drive near Largo Mar Condo. Thanks to our hard working volunteers Ron Speer and JoAnn Weatherford and surveyors Nancy Evou and Secret Holmes-Douglas.