Sea Turtle Nesting Season Starts May 1!
Sea Turtle Nesting Season runs May through October, peaking in July and August. But sea turtles are already present in our local waterways; you may find them near our snorkel reefs and fishing piers as well as throughout our bays and sounds.
Nesting Season Stats
2021 Marine Turtle Report
Learn more about the four species of sea turtle that nest on Escambia County beaches.
Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta carretta)
Sea Turtle Fact
The temperature of the sand where the turtles nest determine the sex of the turtle: below 85 degrees the turtles are mostly male and above 85 degrees the turtles are mostly female.
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