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2021 Statewide Nesting Totals

The following tables contain the Florida Statewide Nesting Beach Survey data for the 2021 season. The data are divided into two main regions (east coast and west coast) and divided by county.

Note: 
C. caretta = Loggerhead; C. mydas = Green turtle; and D. coriacea = Leatherback.
N = Nest (when a turtle emerges and lays eggs)
NNE = Non-nesting emergence (when a turtle emerges [so there is a track on the beach] but then for some reason she changes her mind and does not lay a clutch [nest])

East Coast

COUNTY SURVEY LENGTH (KM) C. caretta (N) C. caretta (NNE) C. mydas (N) C. mydas (NNE) D. coriacea (N) D. coriacea (NNE)
NASSAU 18.4 232 176 8 135 0 0
DUVAL 31.4 189 117 3 2 0 0
ST JOHNS 68.8 799 501 20 9 7 0
FLAGLER 31.5 508 292 124 54 1 0
VOLUSIA 79.8 2,302 2,244 1,781 2,533 15 8
BREVARD 115.2 22,554 30,771 15,281 20,865 95 9
INDIAN RIVER 36.0 5,691 7,425 1,498 2,242 26 3
ST LUCIE 34.5 7,224 8,909 778 1,074 143 35
MARTIN 35.3 11,907 13,909 5,005 6,395 522 84
PALM BEACH 72.7 25,880 36,910 6,788 8,184 484 90
BROWARD 39.0 2,557 3,029 463 348 86 11
MIAMI-DADE 36.8 653 530 17 13 11 1
MONROE 51.0 394 607 185 203 0 0
TOTALS 650.3 80,890 105,420 31,951 42,057 1,390 241

West Coast

COUNTY SURVEY LENGTH (KM) C. caretta (N) C. caretta (NNE) C. mydas (N) C. mydas (NNE) D. coriacea (N) D. coriacea (NNE)
COLLIER 60.8 1,715 2,173 25 8 0 0
LEE 83.9 2,235 2,527 60 35 0 0
CHARLOTTE 19.2 1,966 2,600 124 114 0 0
SARASOTA 56.0 6,966 8,844 405 366 0 0
MANATEE 20.0 1,089 1,394 10 2 0 0
HILLSBOROUGH 4.8 137 36 0 0 0 0
PINELLAS 76.9 458 513 1 0 0 0
FRANKLIN 98.0 497 436 33 30 0 0
GULF 47.0 446 583 28 5 0 0
BAY 71.1 104 169 17 6 0 0
WALTON 48.7 62 46 5 2 0 1
OKALOOSA 38.0 26 47 11 5 0 0
SANTA ROSA 11.2 11 12 0 0 0 0
ESCAMBIA 64.8 64 65 10 4 0 0
TOTALS 700.5 15,776 19,445 729 577 0 1

State Totals

SURVEY LENGTH (KM) C. caretta (N) C. caretta (NNE) C. mydas (N) C. mydas (NNE) D. coriacea (N) D. coriacea (NNE)
1,350.8 96,666 124,865 32,680 42,634 1,390 242