Loggerhead Turtles have arrived


On April 23, 2020 two loggerheads emerged and laid the first nests. One nest laid near Riomar, and the other at Tracking Station Beach 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. 

Vero Beach & Indian River County, Florida
Sea Turtle Nest Count as of April 23, 2020

Leatherbacks = 15 nests

Loggerheads = 22 nests

Greens = 0 nests