Nests have hatched!

We knew it was only a matter of time before we started seeing this year’s hatchlings and that time has arrived!

Over the last three nights we have had some kind of hatching activity. Our surveyors and volunteers are doing their best to help protect the hatchlings and ensure they reach the water.

Hatch activity is commonly overnight, if you sea turtle hatchlings keep it dark (no flashlights or pictures) and enjoy the moment! If our volunteers are not present, call the Beach Police at 850-233-5000 and they will call us to respond.

Since we don’t know when a nest will hatch and we keep it dark during a hatch, we use our excavations to help share information. An excavation is conducted per the FWC Permit we operate under. Our volunteers will share information on how we found the nest, protected it and found it hatched. We’ll also share information on the sea turtle species common to our beaches and how you can help protect these wonderful creatures!

These excavations will be announced via Facebook Events hosted by Panama City Beach Turtle Watch.