Loggerheads have arrived


This season’s first loggerhead nest was laid on April 8, 2020 near Round Island Beach Park marking the start of the 2020 loggerhead nesting season nearly 2 weeks earlier than the 2019 season.

The Sector 5 Beach and Dune Nourishment Project placed 161,260 cubic yards of beach compatible sand, from Vista Del Mar Condos to Riomar, came to completion in February, 2020. Paving the way for the sea turtle nesting season which started on March 1st.

On April 23, 2020 two loggerheads emerged and laid the first nests within the Sector 5 Project area. One nest laid near Riomar, and the other at Tracking Station Park. This is a good sign that the turtles are receiving the newly placed sand well. Sea turtle nesting activities will be continually monitored throughout the nesting season until October 31, 2020. The County holds strict geological standards for the sand used during beach nourishment projects.

As always we are hopeful for a generous nesting season, but the turtles will decide that.

Indian River County
2020 Sea Turtle Nest Count
Leatherbacks 15
Loggerheads 22
Greens 0

As of 4/23/2020

Comment - Please use your first and last name. Comments of up to 350 words are welcome.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s