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Panama City Beach, FL
Sea Turtle Nest Locations in 2015

Nest information for the 2015 season is documented here, listed in the order the nests were found.

NOTE: Dates under "Monitor Start or Hatch Date" column represent our best guess of when nest will hatch, based on average incubation period of 63 days. If nest has already hatched, this column will say so. All of our nests have hatched, and the 2015 season has ended.

Nest

Address

Date Laid

Monitor Start or Hatch Date

Eggs Laid/
Turtles Emerged

Incubation Time (Days)

Comments

1

22405 Front Beach Rd, House, public access 93

4/21

Hatched! 7/11

126/104

82

Earliest first nest since monitoring began in 1991! Hatched July 11

2

21905 Front Beach Rd, Beachside Resort, public access 88 on west side

5/12

Hatched! 7/24

69/56

74

Nest found by surveyor Nancy Evou and volunteer Julie Fountain.

3

14825 Front Beach Rd, Sunrise Beach Condo, west side

5/18

Hatched! 7/22

145/113

66

Volunteers Jeff Krepper and Shelly Sellin moved 145 eggs from near the water to a higher spot nearby. Adopted by Bay Beach Homeschool Families.

4

21312 Front Beach Rd, House, Sunnyside Beach

5/27

Hatched! 7/30

153/135

65

Nest found by volunteers Lynda Yates and Kimmie Boe, also known as Dream Team.

5

19989 Front Beach Rd, House, access 77

5/28

Hatched! 8/1

122/59

66

 

6

8610 Surf Dr, Whispering Seas Condo, between access 22 & 23

6/1

Hatched! 8/9

73/68

69

Volunteers Annette DeSercey and Jessica Graham just missed seeing this turtle nest around midnight on June 1. Adopted by Bay Home Educator's Homeschool Group.

7

17101 Front Beach Rd, Beachcomber by the Sea, access 65

6/3

Failed

91/0

Failed

Nest is west of access 65. Failed to hatch due to surf flooding.

8

5135 Gulf Dr, House (west of Schooners), access 4

6/4

Hatched! 7/29

96/90

56

Nest is two houses west of Schooners

9

17281 Front Beach Rd, Palazzo Condo, access 66

6/7

Hatched! 8/8

81/73

63

Nest is east of access 66

10

8208 Surf Dr, House, access 18

6/8

Failed

92/0

Failed

First nest for new volunteers Kevin and Laura Novak! Failed to hatch due to surf flooding.

11

21018 Front Beach Rd, House, Sunnyside Beach

6/10

Failed

100/0

Failed

Our second nest at Sunnyside Beach is near intersection of Front Beach Rd and 2nd St. Failed to hatch due to surf flooding.

12

12627 Front Beach Rd, Harpoon Harry's

6/15

Hatched! 8/7

120/84

54

Kevin and Laura Novak moved 120 eggs just before nest was washed by surf

13

8318 Surf Dr, House, Access 20

6/15

Failed

119/0

Failed

Our first leatherback nest since 2012!! Eggs in this nest showed no embryonic development.

14

12818 Front Beach Rd, Days Inn

6/17

Hatched! 8/12

70/68

57

Rich and Isis Koenders moved 70 eggs that were laid near a storm drain to a safer spot nearby. Adopted by Woodlawn Quest Camp.

15

16407 Front Beach Rd, House, access 60

6/17

Hatched! 8/19

126/115

64

Nest is just west of access 60 near Pier Park

16

6627 Thomas Dr, Sterling Beach Condo

6/18

Hatched! 8/14

98/87

58

Rich and Isis arrived in time to see the turtle returning to the water

17

4425 Thomas Dr, Moonspinner Condo

6/19

Hatched! 8/17

87/72

60

Nest is directly behind center building of condo

18

11212 Front Beach Rd, Edgewater Beach Condo

6/21

Hatched! 8/20

94/69

61

 

19

17327 Front Beach Rd, Townhouse, access 66

6/21

Hatched! 8/21

109/71

62

Surveyor Nervalis Medina got to see the turtle as she completed nesting and returned to water!

20

21000 Front Beach Rd, House, Sunnyside Beach

6/21

Failed

109/0

Failed

Volunteers Rich and Isis had help moving this nest from fellow volunteers Betsy, Roger, and Lynda. Excavation revealed 109 unfertilized eggs.

21

17155 Front Beach Rd, Aquavista Condo, access 65

6/22

Hatched! 8/21

108/98

61

Nest is few hundred yards west of public access 65. No close access.

22

17281 Front Beach Rd, Palazzo Condo, access 66

6/22

Hatched! 8/22

81/68

61

Volunteers Christine Lawrence and Shane Wisneski just missed seeing the nesting turtle. Nest is close to #9.

23

21320 Front Beach Rd, House, Sunnyside Beach

6/23

Hatched! 8/24

113/100

63

Nest is close to #4

24

20016 Front Beach Rd, Laguna Beach Christian Retreat, access 80

6/24

Hatched! 8/27

72/11

65

Nest is just west of access 80

25

6715 Gulf Dr, House, access 12A

6/24

Hatched! 8/21

84/80

58

Nest is about 9 houses west of access 12A, near intersection of Gulf and Holiday

26

22425 Front Beach Rd, House, access 94

6/25

Hatched 8/25!

103/83

62

Nest is a few houses east of access 94

27

13403 Oleander Dr, House, access 50

6/24

Failed

116/0

Failed

Our second leatherback nest!!! Volunteers Christine Lawrence and Shane Wisneski got to see the turtle. Excavation revealed 116 unfertilized eggs.

28

17135 Front Beach Rd, Townhouse, access 65

6/25

Hatched! 8/28

65/26

65

Nest is close to #7

29

6617 Gulf Dr, House, access 12A

6/25

Hatched! 8/21

98/94

58

Nest is directly behind access 12A

30

17327 Front Beach Rd, Townhouse, access 66

6/26

Hatched! 8/26

91/84

64

Nest is close to #19

31

19300 Front Beach Rd, House

6/27

Hatched! 8/29

87/72

64

Use footpath near intersection of Front Beach Rd and Paradiso St. Congrats to volunteers Christine and Shane for thier big week!

32

6709 Gulf Dr, House

6/29

Hatched! 8/26

102/96

59

Nest is close to 25.

33

5801 Thomas Dr, Regency Condo

6/30

Hatched! 8/26

126/116

58

Second nest for volunteers Shelly Sellin and Jeff Krepper.

34

10901 Front Beach Rd, Majestic Towers Resort

7/1

Hatched! 8/29

88/17

60

Shelly and Jeff saw this turtle as she was covering nest.

35

19016 Front Beach Rd, Blue Horizon Lodge

7/2

Hatched! 8/23

80/58

54

Shelly and Jeff moved 80 eggs to a higher spot nearby.

36

21507 Front Beach Rd, House, access 86

7/3

Failed

112/0

Failed

Our third leatherback nest of the season! Eggs in this nest showed no embryonic development.

37

8517 Surf Dr, Townhouse, access 22

7/4

Hatched! 9/8

102/95

67

This nest is close to #6.

38

19016 Front Beach Rd, Blue Horizon Lodge

7/4

Hatched! 9/2

93/4

62

Shelly and Jeff moved 93 eggs to higher spot. This nest is very close to nest 35.

39

17155 Front Beach Rd, Aquavista Condo, access 65

7/7

Hatched! 9/2

114/76

58

Nest is close to #21

40

17501 Front Beach Rd, Landmark Condo, access 69

7/8

Hatched! 9/6

91/78

61

 

41

20647 Front Beach Rd, Townhouse, access 84

7/9

Hatched! 9/7

105/90

61

Nest is just east of Sugar Sands Motel

42

280 Beachside Dr, House, Carillon Beach, access 1

7/11

Failed

108/0

Failed

Our fourth leatherback nest of the season! Eggs in this nest showed no embryonic development

43

17739 Front Beach Rd, Splash Condo, access 74

7/16

Hatched! 9/10

97/89

57

Jessica and Annette encountered turtle nesting behind condo at ~2 am

44

7509 Thomas Dr, En Soleil Condo

7/17

Hatched! 9/15

75/60

61

Jessica and Annette moved 75 eggs to higher spot nearby. Adopted by Patronis Elementary (Christian, Evans, Hair classes)

45

344 Beachside Dr, House, Carillon Beach

7/17

Hatched! 9/17

99/94

63

Nest directly behind community pool.

46

19440 Front Beach Rd, Carousel Store, east side

7/20

Hatched! 9/14

89/77

57

 

47

13615 Front Beach Rd, Casa Loma Motel, west side

7/22

Hatched! 9/21

89/75

62

Nest at empty lot on west side of motel. Kevin and Laura moved 89 eggs to higher spot. Adopted by Beach Elementary (Marino, Fitzgerald, Galema classes)

48

17757 Front Beach Rd, House, access 76A

7/22

Hatched! 9/19

121/103

59

Kevin and Laura moved 121 eggs to higher location. Adopted by Beach Elementary (Laberdesque class)

49

22400 Front Beach Rd, Sunnyside Beach and Tennis Resort

7/22

Failed

106/0

Failed

Failed to hatch due to surf flooding.

50

14825 Front Beach Rd, Sunrise Beach Condo, west side

7/23

Hatched! 9/25

106/75

64

Access at empty lot on east side of condo. Adopted by Boy Scout Pack WEBELOS 317 and Girl Scout Troop 420

51

23223 Front Beach Rd, Pinnacle Port Condo, west side

7/24

Hatched! 9/23

112/107

61

Nest on open beach at far west end of complex toward Camp Helen State Park. Adopted by South Walton Bay Elementary (Daniel) and Shoup Home School group.

52

338 Beachside Dr, House, Carillon Beach

8/11

Hatched! 10/16

99/90

67

Nest directly behind community pool, close to nest 45. Adopted by Rutherford High School National Honor Society

53

23223 Front Beach Rd, Pinnacle Port Condo, west side

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This nest was missed by the morning surveys. It was found on Oct 26 when eggs and dead hatchlings were discovered on the beach after a period of high surf.

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