Surveyor Nancy Evou found our fourth green nest this morning at Laguna Beach near the Carousel! Also found another loggerhead nest!
Nest 53 was found this week at the Laguna Beach Christian Retreat. Volunteers got to see the turtle, and Nancy Evou installed metal identification tags in the front flippers. Please remember not to shine lights or take flash photos of a nesting turtle. Call Beach Police 850-233-5000 to report nesting turtles on Panama City Beach.
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.