Sea Turtle Nesting Totals

Sea turtle nesting season on Florida's east coast is from March 1 - October 31 each year.  Three species of sea turtle nest regularly in Boca Raton:  leatherback, loggerhead, and green.  Our Sea Turtle Conservation team are out at sunrise every morning during nesting season to make sure that every nest is marked and protected.  The chart below shows the yearly nest totals for each species.  Loggerheads are the most common sea turtles nesting on our beaches.  Numbers in green indicate the highest number of nests recorded in a single year for each species; bold black numbers indicate the lowest numbers recorded.

Boca Raton Annual Sea Turtle Nesting Totals


YearLeatherbackLoggerheadGreenTotal
202121647190858
202013756132901
2019189133931324
20181868619723
201757673001072
20161872938785
2015257182981041
20141885675949
2013128353311178
2012339941161143
201113663154830
201015577131723
20092136167449
2008743890535
200729398142569
20061142168501
200518485115618
2004542166492
20031359440647
200215550120685
20011356410587
20009723124856
1999979112812
1998877689879
19971851412544
1996390182986
1995995212973
1994277161824
1993974418771
19928974431025
19913994111008
199031075311109
1989689615917
1988387415892