2022 Nesting milestone

We have officially surpassed our 2021 PCB total nest count! We are now at 33 nests so far in our 2022 season versus 27 last year. In July we expect to continue to locate and mark off new nests. We also expect our early season nests to begin hatching late July.

Please do your part to help. Leave the beach clean, dark and flat (Leave No Trace ordinance https://www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/things-to-do/beaches/leave-only-footprints/ ).

If you see a sea turtle on Panama City Beach, please immediately call the Beach Police at 850-233-5000. They will forward your report to Turtle Watch volunteers who will respond to the area to ensure the turtle(s) are protected. Don’t shine lights on the turtle or take flash photos, and stay at least 30 feet away and not in her line of sight.
Volunteers marking nest