Slow start to hatching season

Hatching is off to a very slow start with only four hatched nests so far this season. Flooding from Tropical Storm Cristobal damaged many of our early-season nests, but activity should pick up soon as nests laid after the storm begin to hatch. Please avoid shining lights or taking flash pictures of turtles, and immediately call the Beach Police at 850-233-5000 if you see nesting or hatchling turtles on Panama City Beach.