Florida's Sea Turtles
Five species of sea turtles are found swimming in Florida's waters
and nesting on Florida's beaches. All sea turtles found in Florida
are protected under state statutes.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC)
Marine Turtle Program studies the life histories, population
biology, ecology, behavior, and migrations of sea turtles.
This excerpt of the sea turtle Sea Stats publication describes the
five species of sea turtles found in Florida waters.
This summary life history of sea turtles, an excerpt of the sea
turtle Sea Stats publication, includes information about age,
growth, and reproduction.
Purchasing license plates and decals are two easy ways you can
contribute to the sea turtle protection effort. Proceeds go toward
the Marine Resources Conservation Trust Fund.
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This article contains tips and suggestions for what you should do
if you encounter a sea turtle nesting on a beach.
Do you have questions about sea turtles? Read the sea turtle FAQ for answers.
View photos of the five species of sea turtles that are found in