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Panama City Beach, FL
Sea Turtle Nest Locations in 2013

Nest information for the 2013 season is documented here, listed in the order the nests were found.

Nest

Address

Date Laid

Monitor Start or Hatch Date

Eggs Laid/
Turtles Emerged

Incubation Time (Days)

Comments

1

21619 Front Beach Rd, house, public access 86, ~50 yards west

5/23

Failed

139/0

Failed

Volunteers Tina Buddi and Bob Gilmore moved 139 eggs to a higher spot nearby. This was a double-chambered nest. Nest adopted by Deer Point Elementary School. Not sure why nest failed, may have been flooded by surf.

2

6905 Thomas Dr, Pelican Walk Condo, public access 15

5/28

Failed

109/0

Failed

Lounge chairs got in the way of this turtle, but she was able to find a nesting spot. Nest flooded by surf and failed to hatch.

3

19979 Front Beach Rd, Pineapple Beach Villas, public access 77, 50 yd east

6/2

Hatched 8/5

136/97

65

Volunteers encountered turtle as she was covering nest. Turtle became disoriented by lights from Carousel and needed help to reach the water. Thanks to volunteers Lynda, Kimmie, Isis, Rich, Roger, and Betsy!

4

12907 Front Beach Rd, Paradise Palms, public access 45, 75 yd east

6/4

Hatched 8/12

89/82

70

Public access is at the end of Oleander Drive.

5

17643 Front Beach Rd, Tropic Winds Condo, empty lot west of condo, public access 72, 30 yd west

6/4

Hatched 8/13

70/64

71

This nest began to hatch during the day on August 13. Most of the hatchlings emerged in the early evening.

6

4425 Thomas Dr, Moonspinner Condo

6/10

Hatched 8/16

85/77

67

Volunteers Annette and Jessica got to see the nesting turtle. Lounge chairs had to be moved to give the turtle access to the beach.

7

21905 Front Beach Rd, Beachside Resort

6/14

Hatched 8/16

117/86

64

Beachside Resort is the former Grand Cayman Motel, near the intersection of Front Beach Rd and Kelly St.

8

104 Beachside Ct, house, Carillon Beach

6/17

Hatched 8/21

130/62

66

 

9

21010 Front Beach Rd, house

6/18

Hatched 8/27

115/74

71

 

10

5121 Gulf Dr, Schooners Restaurant, public access 4

6/18

Failed

80/0

Failed

Volunteers Katrina Williams and Christine Lawrence encountered this turtle nesting. Nest adopted by Fellowship of Christian Teaching Homes.

11

6323 Thomas Dr, Summerwinds Condo

6/23

Hatched 8/29

77/42

68

Katrina and Christine's 4th nest of the week. Congrats! Use public access 12 at the end of Crescent Drive. Nest is ~300 yards west.

12

4723 Spyglass Dr, house, public access 1

6/23

Hatched 8/30

125/115

68

Volunteers Karen Ander and Laura Gjere just missed seeing the nesting turtle. We think she was a satellite-tagged loggerhead named Shelly. Nest adopted by Deer Point Elementary School.

13

16917 Front Beach Rd, house

6/25

Failed

?/0

Failed

We're sorry to report this nest was washed away by high surf on July 4.

14

17545 Front Beach Rd, Emerald Isles condo, public access 70

6/27

Hatched 8/27

123/93

62

 

15

19208 Front Beach Rd, Thomas Donut and Snack Shop

6/27

Hatched 9/4

89/86

70

This nest can be accessed using a footpath through the dunes near the donut shop.

16

8507 Surf Dr, Lollye on the Beach Condo, public access 22

6/29

Failed

134/0

Failed

This turtle nested during the night of a strong thunderstorm which almost erased the crawl.

17

14204 Front Beach Rd, house, Bid-a-Wee Beach

6/30

Hatched 9/12

109/31

75

Our first nest green nest since 2002, and only the second ever found on Panama City Beach!!!

18

13227 Oleander Dr, house, public access 47

6/30

Failed

96/0

Failed

Congrats to Laura Gjere and Karen Ander for their 7th nest of the week!

19

5623 Gulf Dr, house, public access 11

7/8

Hatched 9/8

71/38

63

Public access 11 is at the corner of Gulf Dr and Luff St, near Largo Mar Condo

20

21000 Front Beach Rd, house

7/8

Hatched 9/11

92/86

66

Santa Monica Beach access near intersection of Buena Vista Ave and Front Beach Rd

21

22519 Front Beach Rd, Shores Condo, public access 95

7/9

Hatched unknown date

84/3

Unkown

Nest is about 200 yards east of public access. Excavation showed that 3 hatchlings emerged fom nest, unknown when.

22

13403 Oleander Dr, house, public access 50

7/10

Hatched 9/14

123/121

66

Our second endangered green nest of the season!!! Bob and Tina got to see the turtle nest!

23

19600 Front Beach Rd, house

7/12

Hatched 9/16

98/91

68

Use footpath near intersection of Front Beach Rd and Romanza Rd

24

13708 Front Beach Rd, house

7/14

Hatched 9/16

104/92

65

Use boardwalk at Bid-a-Wee Beach (gate code required)

25

12001 Front Beach Rd, Beach Tower Resort

7/16

Hatched 9/14

123/107

61

Best access on east side of Holiday Terrace next to Beach Tower Resort

26

5801 Thomas Dr, Regency Condo

7/18

Hatched 9/13

105/79

57

Best access on Nova St on west side of condo

27

7901 Surf Dr, townhouse, public access 16

7/20

Hatched 9/25

81/64

68

Nest about 100 yd west of access

28

19016 Front Beach Rd, Blue Horizon Retreat

7/20

Hatched 9/19

87/53

60

Jeff and Kym just missed seeing the nesting turtle. Use footpath through dune near Placido Place.

29

17501 Front Beach Rd, Landmark Condo, public access 68

7/23

Hatched 9/29

93/76

69

Nest in vacant lot on west side of condo.

30

7831 Surf Dr, townhouse, public access 16

7/23

Hatched 9/26

122/112

66

This nest is very close to #27.

31

4701 Thomas Dr, Seaside Villas, public access 1

7/23

Hatched 9/26

91/86

65

Nesting turtle was obstructed by lounge chairs, which forced her to nest close to the water.

32

4914 Spyglass Dr, house, public access 2

7/24

Hatched 9/25

129/76

64

 

33

16621 Front Beach Rd, Polynesian Village Condo

7/26

Hatched 9/29

122/112

66

Our third green nest! Turtle nested in dune on east side of condo in empty lot.

34

20723 Front Beach Rd, Sugar Sands Motel, public access 85

7/29

Failed

78/0

Failed

This nest was missed by the survey. It was found after eggs were exposed by runoff from a storm drain. Thanks to the Harris family for reporting the eggs.

35

22115 Front Beach Rd, House, public access 92

7/31

Hatched 10/4

113/90

66

Jessica and Annette moved 113 eggs to a higher spot nearby. Nest at the end of public access 92.

36

8223 Surf Dr, House, public access 19

8/3

9/21

74/51

71

Jessica and Annette arrived on the beach in time to see this turtle cover her eggs and return to the water.

37

23001 Front Beach Rd, Pirate Cove Villas, public access 95

8/3

Hatched 10/7

76/71

66

Nest is about 100 yards west of public access.

38

15325 Front Beach Rd, Legacy Condo, public access 52

8/11

Failed

62/0

Failed

Volunteers found eggs on surface, possibly exposed by erosion (date laid is questionable). Nest is about 100 yards east of public access.

39

21721 Front Beach Rd, house, public access 87

8/23

Hatched 11/1

89/64

71

One of the latest season nests we've ever found. Nest is east of public access. Nest moved to higher spot on Oct 3 when surf exposed eggs.

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