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Mickler's Landing Turtle Patrol

Mickler's Landing Turtle Patrol is a team of dedicated volunteers who monitor 4.6 miles of beach surrounding Mickler's Landing in St. Johns County, Florida collecting data on sea turtle nests and working together with our community to protect the beach.

We keep thinking the time for new nests is coming to a close, but then the green turtles throw us a curveball! We had another green nest today which brings us to a total of TWENTY-ONE green turtle nests this season. Our previous record was 11 green turtle nests set in 2012. 🐢This is our 182nd nest this season. Our previous record (184 nests) was set in 2019. Will we beat our previous record??The latest known date a nest has been laid on our stretch of beach is September 29th (2017). The second latest nest of any season was laid August 24th (2015 & 2022).This nest was relocated for the FEMA Dune Enhancement Project, and all activities are conducted under FWC MTP 22-029 & MTP 22-111. ... See MoreSee Less
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A great opportunity to assist with washback sea turtles! 🐢🐢 ... See MoreSee Less
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Preliminary nest numbers for the State of Florida.It has been a crazy busy nesting season, and it's still not over! 🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢 ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us for two upcoming sea turtle nest evaluations! 🐢🐢-Sunday, August 14 at 7:00 p.m. Details: Sea Turtle Nest Evaluation - MC026-Tuesday, August 16 at 7:00 p.m. Details: Sea Turtle Nest Evaluation - MC025 ... See MoreSee Less
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Interesting Evaluation Today

No new nests today, but we evaluated a very unique emergence this morning. The first emergence on this nest occurred on Sunday out of a…

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