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2020 Statewide Nesting Totals

The following tables contain the Florida Statewide Nesting Beach Survey data for the 2020 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 lays 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 18.4 207 191 4 1 0 0
DUVAL 30.5 174 160 3 1 3 3
ST JOHNS 68.8 780 594 47 18 21 1
FLAGLER 31.5 574 438 124 34 3 0
VOLUSIA 79.8 2,825 2,565 1,459 2,237 19 3
BREVARD 115.2 26,991 36,643 12,203 15,933 98 22
INDIAN RIVER 36.0 6,653 8,586 1,219 1,429 69 7
ST LUCIE 34.5 7,134 9,160 586 1,013 204 52
MARTIN 35.3 11,356 16,687 3,899 5,994 628 143
PALM BEACH 72.7 29,465 46,471 6,125 6,446 565 107
BROWARD 39.0 2,843 3,101 277 262 29 2
MIAMI-DADE 36.8 769 858 8 12 6 2
MONROE 50.0 240 300 217 263 0 0
TOTALS 648.5 90,011 125,754 26,171 33,643 1,645 342

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 60.2 1,612 2,003 6 1 0 0
LEE 83.9 2,183 2,935 43 46 7 2
CHARLOTTE 22.3 1,686 3,361 76 82 0 0
SARASOTA 56.0 7,041 10,086 227 206 0 0
MANATEE 19.0 930 1,161 1 1 0 0
HILLSBOROUGH 4.8 96 25 0 0 0 0
PINELLAS 76.7 377 437 3 2 0 0
FRANKLIN 98.0 549 598 34 24 0 0
GULF 47.0 386 431 36 21 0 0
BAY 71.1 108 105 20 21 0 0
WALTON 48.7 69 34 31 24 0 0
OKALOOSA 38.0 40 20 4 1 0 0
SANTA ROSA 11.2 12 4 0 0 0 0
ESCAMBIA 64.8 85 53 4 3 0 0
TOTALS 701.7 15,174 21,253 485 432 7 2

State Totals

SURVEY LENGTH (KM) C. caretta (N) C. caretta (NNE) C. mydas (N) C. mydas (NNE) D. coriacea (N) D. coriacea (NNE)
1,350.2 105,185 147,007 26,656 34,075 1,652 344