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Panama City Beach, FL
Sea Turtle Nest Locations in 2016

Nest information for the 2016 season is documented here, listed in the order the nests were found (except for nest 43, see comments for this nest). All of our nests have hatched, and the 2016 season has ended.

Nest

Address

Date Laid

Monitor Start or Hatch Date

Eggs Laid/
Turtles Emerged

Incubation Time (Days)

Comments

1

14118 Front Beach Rd, House, private access end of Dolphin St

5/26

Hatched! 7/28

115/100

64

Volunteers Annette and Jessica moved 115 eggs from tide line to higher location to protect eggs from flooding. Adopted by Bay Beach Homeschool Families.

2

19214 Front Beach Rd, House, use footpath near Thomas Donut Shop

5/26

Hatched! 7/26

77/76

61

Volunteers encountered nesting turtle and found tag UUX 815 in her right front flipper, installed by Mote Marine Lab on Casey Key in 2012. Nancy Evou installed new tag UUL 408 in left front flipper. First nest to hatch this season!

3

4425 Thomas Dr, Moonspinner Condo

5/31

Failed

118/0

Failed

Nest located directly behind condo. Nest failed to hatch due to surf flooding.

4

9800 Beach Blvd, House, public access 30

6/4

Hatched! 8/6

62/53

64

Nest near intersection of Beach Blvd and Perch Ln.

5

19404 Front Beach Rd, House, use footpath across street

6/5

Hatched! 8/3

105/102

60

Adopted by Panama City Unschoolers/Homeschoolers.

6

14006 Front Beach Rd, House, private access end of Dolphin St

6/9

Hatched! 8/10

110/94

63

Nesting turtle was encountered at sunrise by surveyor Nancy Evou and volunteers Isis and Rich Koenders!

7

17545 Front Beach Rd, Emerald Isle Beach Resort, access west of condo

6/10

Hatched! 8/6

95/89

58

 

8

7205 Thomas Dr, Dunes of Panama Condo, Bld. B

6/11

Hatched! 8/7

102/92

58

 

9

14531 Front Beach Rd, Runaway Island Club

6/14

Hatched! 8/15

103/71

62

Another exciting turtle encounter! Nancy Evou installed tags in front flippers after turtle finished nesting.

10

4425 Thomas Dr, Moonspinner Condo

6/17

Hatched! 8/9

124/111

54

Nest on west end of condo.

11

8715 Surf Dr, Gulf Crest Condo, public access 24

6/18

Hatched! 8/20

107/105

64

Great video of this turtle returning to water at sunrise taken by beach goer. See our Facebook page.

12

7205 Thomas Dr, Dunes of Panama Condo

6/18

Hatched! 8/14

113/104

58

Nest on extreme west side of condo by Seltzer Park. Laid near storm drain and moved to safer spot nearby.

13

23011 Front Beach Rd, Ramsgate Condo, public access 96

6/21

Hatched! 8/14

92/87

55

Nest located a few yards west of public access near Carillon Beach.

14

16819 Front Beach Rd, Tidewater Condo, public access 64, 300 yd east

6/22

Hatched! 8/21

92/88

61

Turtle nested close to water due to row of lounge chairs which blocked access to higher beach. Volunteers Christine and Shane moved eggs to higher spot nearby.

15

19987 Front Beach Rd, House, public access 77

6/22

Hatched! 8/13

87/85

53

Nest directly behind public access.

16

12818 Front Beach Rd, Days Inn

6/23

Hatched! 8/22

111/40

60

Nancy Evou installed tags in front flippers after turtle finished nesting.

17

17883 Front Beach Rd, House, public access 76B

6/25

Failed

?/0

Failed

This nest was missed by the surveys. We found the eggs thanks to some observant beach goers who saw nesting turtle and pointed us to the right spot. Washed away by surf on 8/7.

18

20609 Front Beach Rd, House, public access 83

6/25

Failed

?/0

Failed

Nest 3 houses west of public access. Washed away by surf on 7/27.

19

6805 Gulf Dr, Townhouse, public access 15

6/26

Failed

?/0

Failed

Washed away by surf on 8/11.

20

20732 Front Beach Rd, Sugar Sands Motel, public access 85

6/29

Hatched! 8/25

111/26

58

Nest on west side of motel.

21

286 Beachside Dr, House, Carillon Beach, access 1

7/1

Hatched! 8/25

96/95

57

Nest about 100 yards west of access toward Pinnacle Port Condo. Volunteers moved 103 eggs to higher spot nearby.

22

400 Beachside Dr, House, Carillon Beach, access 7

7/2

Hatched! 8/24

86/84

54

Nest directly behind access, about 200 yards west of nest 13.

23

17851 Front Beach Rd, vacant lot, public access 76B

7/3

Hatched! 8/25

97/78

54

Nest about 150 yards east of access, just past nest 17.

24

9500 S. Thomas Dr, Boardwalk Beach Resort Hotel

7/4

Hatched! 8/31

70/69

59

 

25

22221 Front Beach Rd, House

7/4

Hatched! 8/30

91/63

58

Nest about 25 yards west of house in gated lot owned by Sunnyside Beach and Tennis Resort.

26

286 Beachside Dr, House, Carillon Beach, access 7

7/5

Hatched! 8/30

?/101

57

Washed away by Hurricane Hermine shortly after 101 hatchlings emerged.

27

286 Beachside Dr, House, Carillon Beach, access 7

7/5

Hatched! 8/28

78/70

56

Nest is located just a few yards from #26.

28

22219 Front Beach Rd, House

7/6

Failed

?/0

Failed

Washed away by Hurricane Hermine.

29

22803 Front Beach Rd, Townhouse, access 95

7/6

Failed

120/0

Failed

Nest just a few yards west of access.

30

11831 Front Beach Rd, Holiday Terrace Motel

7/7

Failed

?/0

Failed

Washed away by Hurricane Hermine. Volunteers salvaged 15 eggs when nest was washed out and buried them at a higher spot nearby

31

10713 Front Beach Rd, Grandview East Resort, access 37

7/8

Failed

?/0

Failed

Washed away by Hurricane Hermine.

32

8207 Surf Dr, House, access 18

7/9

Hatched! 9/4

95/91

58

Nest about 20 yards east of access.

33

10713 Front Beach Rd, Grandview East Resort, access 37

7/13

Failed

50/0

Failed

Nest about 60 yards east of nest 31. Nest severely washed by Hurricane Hermine. Some eggs may have been washed away.

34

19816 Front Beach Rd, House

7/13

Hatched! 9/10

93/87

60

Volunteers Jessica Graham and Annette DeSercey moved 93 eggs to higher spot nearby. Nest located just east of footpath near Malaga Place.

35

400 Beachside Dr, House, Carillon Beach, access 7

7/13

Failed

105/0

Failed

Nest directly beside nest 22.

36

17477 Front Beach Rd, Townhouse

7/14

Hatched! 9/13

123/113

62

Volunteers Jessica and Annette moved 123 eggs to higher spot nearby.

37

408 Beachside Dr, House, Carillon Beach, public access 96

7/15

Hatched! 9/12

?/17

60

Washed away by Hurricane Hermine. Volunteers salvaged 31 eggs when nest was washed out and buried them at a higher spot nearby. 17 of these eggs hatched on 9/12.

38

10519 Front Beach Rd,Twin Palms Resort

7/16

Failed

?/0

Failed

Washed away by Hurricane Hermine.

39

21000 Front Beach Rd, Townhouse

7/17

Hatched! 9/11

133/108

57

Volunteers Jessica and Annette moved 133 eggs to higher spot nearby. Use footpath between Bel Aire Dr. and Buena Vista Ave.

40

308 Beachside Dr, House, Carillon Beach, access 2

7/17

Failed

59/0

Failed

Nest about 200 yards east of #21. Severely washed by Hurricane Hermine.

41

22519 Front Beach Rd, Shores Condo, access 94

7/18

Hatched! 9/13

85/65

58

Volunteers Kevin and Laura moved 85 eggs to higher spot nearby. Nest about 130 yards west of access.

42

22101 Front Beach Rd, House, access 91

7/19

Hatched! 9/17

86/39

61

Nest directly behind access.

43

20605 Front Beach Rd, House, public access 83

6/13

Failed

?/0

Failed

Nest was found on 6/13 and originally classified as false crawl 10 because eggs were not found; however, we eventually found the eggs so this crawl was re-classified as a nest. Washed away by surf on 8/10.

44

7205 Thomas Dr, Dunes of Panama Condo

7/23

Failed

?/0

Failed

Washed away by Hurricane Hermine.

45

12818 Front Beach Rd, Days Inn

7/24

Hatched! 9/19

92/64

58

Volunteers Kevin and Laura moved 92 eggs to higher location nearby. Nest is very close to #16.

46

6617 Gulf Dr, House, public access 12A

7/24

Failed

?/0

Failed

Washed away by Hurricane Hermine.

47

4823 Spyglass Dr, House, public access 2

7/27

Hatched! 9/28

122/101

64

Nest 2 houses west of access at base of dune.

48

23011 Front Beach Rd, Ramsgate Condo, public access 96

7/27

Hatched! 9/22

110/97

58

Volunteers Rich and Isis Koenders moved 110 eggs to a higher spot nearby. Nest about 130 yards east of access.

49

22513 Front Beach Rd, Townhouse, public access 94

7/30

Failed

95/0

Failed

Nest about 130 yards east of access.

50

6905 Thomas Dr, Pelican Walk Condo

7/31

Hatched! 10/4

110/74

65

Volunteers encountered nesting turtle and installed tag UUL454 in left front flipper and UUL453 in right front flipper. New nesting record for Panama City Beach!

51

19400 Front Beach Rd, Carousel Store

8/2

Hatched! 10/2

113/3

62

Volunteers Sharrie Mack and Shelly Sellin moved 113 eggs to higher spot nearby. Nest about 70 yards east of store.

52

17101 Front Beach Rd, Beachcomber Condo, public access 64

8/4

Hatched! 10/7

110/9

64

Volunteers Sharrie Mack and Shelly Sellin encountered nesting turtle and moved 110 eggs to higher spot nearby.Nest was washed out by Hermine on 9/1, and volunteers were able to salvage 83 eggs and move them to a safer spot nearby.

53

12525 Front Beach Rd, Chateau Motel

Unknown

Hatched! 8/4

101/83

Unknown

This nest was missed by the surveys and discovered when disoriented hatchlings were reported on the beach.

54

22115 Front Beach Rd, House, public access 92

8/8

Hatched! 10/11

119/44

65

Nest about 100 yards west of access.

55

8817 South Thomas Dr, Moondrifter Condo

8/19

Failed

?/0

Failed

Washed away by Hurricane Hermine.

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