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The map shows the location of all nests that were identified in 2000.  The nests are numbered chronologically, with Nest 1 representing the first of the season and Nest 38 the last.  Turtle Watch volunteers checked the nests for hatchlings every night beginning 48 days after the eggs were laid.  The average incubation time this year was 57 days, although nests hatched as early as 49 days and as late as 72 days.

Nest

Address

 Date
Laid/

Hatched

Eggs Laid/
Turtles Emerged

Incubation Time (Days)

Comments

1

23223 Front Beach Rd (FBR)

13 May
21 Jul

135/123

72

The nest was unusual in that it first hatched on July 21 with one solitary turtle in the cage.  The main group of 101 emerged 2 days later on July 23, and a few stragglers emerged after that.

2

14531 FBR

17 May
10 Jul

 154/139

55

 

3

20125 FBR

 23 May
19 Jul

 100/59

58

 

4

16519 FBR

 24 May
26 Jul

 90/86

64

 

5

21104 FBR

 24 May
26 Jul

 108/96

64

 

6

21703 FBR

 25 May
16 Jul

 105/97

 53

96 turtles emerged at night and all were disoriented by lights from the Latitude 29 condo.

7

13401 FBR

 25 May
21 Jul

89/87

57

This nest had a 98% hatching success!

8

19947 FBR

 31 May
30 Jul

 84/80

61

A tourist videotaped the nesting turtle with a turtle-friendly no-light unit.  If you read this, we would like to make a copy of your film.  Please contact us by email at pcbturtle@yahoo.com.

9

15013 FBR

 1 Jun
26 Jul

 146/49

56

This nest was poached and we believe 10 eggs were stolen.  A person was arrested for this crime

10

21528 FBR

2 Jun
28 Jul

148/145

57

This nest also had great hatching success.

11

12907 FBR

5 Jun
28 Jul

109/103

54

This turtle was tagged after laying eggs! Mary DeMicco assisted Nancy Evou and Kennard Watson who placed metal tags in the turtle’s front flippers (left PPQ-073, right PPQ-072).  We named her Bobette in honor of RMA’s former treasurer.  We hope to see Bobette again in the coming weeks, as loggerheads lay an average of four nests in a season.

12

Largo Mar Condo
5717 Thomas Drive

200 yards east of condo

 11 Jun
10 Aug

107/104

60

This is our second tagged turtle of the 2000 season. Shirley Brown, Tonya and Chris Floyd assisted Kennard Watson who put tag PPQ-069 in the left front flipper. The turtle’s 36-inch shell was missing a large piece above the right rear flipper.  Given the shape of the old wound, we should call this turtle Sharky...or maybe Lucky! 

13

20404 FBR

12 Jun
2 Aug

84/80

52

 

14

Wind Drift Motel
14521 FBR

 21 Jun
8 Aug

105/97

49

This nest was relocated by Diane Wetherbee and Tina Lewis.  It was videotaped by Beach TV and is part of a public service announcement on sea turtles. This nest hatched at 49 days, a new record for shortest incubation.

15

House
5533 Gulf Drive

About 100 yd east of Nest 12

 25 Jun
19 Aug

141/130

56

Tina Lewis and Diane Wetherbee moved this nest to a higher location nearby to protect the eggs from flooding by high surf. 

16

Beachcomber by the Sea
17101 FBR

Use public access beside vacant lot

on east side of hotel

 25 Jun
23 Aug

120/109

59

This nest was found by Jeff Krepper, Rhonda Hoeckley, and Kennard Watson after a beach walker saw the turtle and called authorities. The volunteers were hoping to tag her, but the uncooperative reptile returned to the water just before they arrived. 

17

Pizza Hut
14324 FBR

East of Fontainebleau

 29 Jun
19 Aug

116/102

52

 

18

House
13401 FBR

Use access east of Oleander

 30 Jun
17 Aug

108/84

49

 

19

House
406 Beachside Dr

Carillon Beach, 

Use access 5 houses from

east end near Ramsgate Condo

 30 Jun
23 Aug

120/118

55

 

20

Fontainebleau
14401 FBR

 1 Jul
23 Aug

85/50

54

This is the third turtle tagged this season. Rhonda Hoeckley and Diane Wetherbee assisted Nancy Evou who installed tag PPQ-054 in the right front flipper and PPQ-055 in the left flipper. The turtle had a deformed right rear flipper which made it hard for her to dig the nest chamber.

21

House
5203 Gulf Dr

Use public access 2 buildings west

of Schooner's bar

 3 Jul
4 Sep

113/105

64

This loggerhead did a great job of concealing the location of her eggs. Four volunteers dug for over 2 hours to find the nest, which was located near the edge of the body pit created by the turtle.

22

Quarterdeck Oyster Bar
8010 Surf Dr

Access through empty lot across from bar

 4 Jul
28 Aug

94/84

56

 

23

House
Carillon Beach

280 Beachside Dr
3rd house from west end near Pinnacle Port

 6 Jul
4 Sep

95/88

61

 

24

Harpoon Harry’s
12627 FBR

Access on west side of Breakers or at Hooter’s

 7 Jul
26 Aug

105/79

51

 

25

Largo Mar Condo
5717 Thomas Dr
Use public access at Gulf Dr and Luff

 13 Jul
10 Sep

109/20

60

 

26

Trade Winds Motel
12513 FBR

East side of motel

 15 Jul
5 Sep

101/70

53

Several hatchlings escaped the cage when this nest hatched on the night of Sep 5. Chris and Tonya Floyd found 30 turtles crawling toward the lights of the Trade Winds Motel. They followed 3 hatchling tracks into ghost crab holes and rescued the turtles which were about to become a crab meal!

27

House
Carillon Beach

382 Beachside Dr

in the dunes, access 3 houses west

 16 Jul
15 Sep

52/51

63

 

28

Sugar Beach Motel
16819 FBR

 21 Jul
15 Sep

117/113

56

This was our fourth tagged turtle of the season.  Nancy Evou attached tag PPQ-056 to the right front flipper and PPQ-057 to the left flipper.  Nancy said the turtle was huge.  Her curved shell length was 50 inches!

29

House
6717 Gulf Dr

West of Runaway Island restaurant

 22 Jul
18 Sep

145/105

59

 

30

Sea Witch Motel
21905 FBR

Use public access on west side of motel

 22 Jul
17 Sep

?/

58

This nest was missed during the morning survey (we’re human).  It was found by a child who notified the Beach Police Department who contacted Turtle Watch.  Good work!

31

Coral Reef Condo
6609 Thomas Dr

West side of condo

 25 Jul
26 Sep

106/14

63

 

32

House
Carillon Beach

322 Beachside Dr

 ?
7 Aug

?/15

?

This nest was missed by the daily survey.  It was found on July 31 by Rob and Emily Hamel of Houston with help from Ben Hamel and Kirby, Robert, and Ryan Carlisle of Atlanta.  Most of the nest was washed away when surf exposed the egg cavity, but volunteers were able to salvage 22 eggs thanks to our friends from Texas and Georgia. We're happy to report that 15 of the salvaged eggs hatched.

33

Wind Drift Motel
14521 FBR

West of Nest 14

 31 Jul
 

?/4

failed

Diane Wetherbee, Tina Lewis, and Nancy Evou dug for 4 hours to find this nest, a new Turtle Watch record for volunteer persistence.  Unfortunately, the nest was washed away by Tropical Storm Helene.  A tourist salvaged some of the eggs, and 4 eventually hatched.

34

House
Carillon Beach

West of #23 near Pinnacle Port Condo

 5 Jul
27 Aug

119/107

54

Diane Wetherbee and Tina Lewis were contacted about this nest which was found by a little boy playing in the sand.  Diane and Tina found the most unique way of marking a nest.  They took a picture of the wonderful art work the little boy had left.  He marked the nest with sticks and charcoal in an arrow shape that pointed to the nest location.  A picture will be available soon on the How Are Nests Found page.  Thank you very much and good work.  This also makes a record number of nests found on Panama City Beach.

35

Commodore Condominium
4715 Thomas Drive

 ?
13 Aug

87/77

?

Sunbathers were surprised to see hatchlings crawling among the beach towels at 10 am on Sunday, August 13. They helped the turtles to the water and called the Marine Patrol. Turtle Watch volunteers eventually found the nest after a lot of digging.

36

Regency Condominium
5801 Thomas Drive

 ?
14 Aug

160/139

?

Hatchlings emerged from this nest on the night of August 14. It was missed by the daily survey and therefore not caged. The turtles were disoriented by condo lights, and from their tracks it appears that few made it to the water.

37

Wind Drift Motel
14521 FBR

50 yd west of Nest 2

25 Jun
17 Aug

111/95

54

This nest was originally mistaken for a false crawl. Volunteers tried but couldn't find the eggs. The hatchlings emerged at night on August 17 and crawled toward the lights of nearby motels and townhomes. Few survived.

38

House
Carillon Beach

318 Beachside Dr

?
28 Aug

?/23

?

This nest was missed by the survey. It was found when surf exposed the egg cavity. 25 eggs were salvaged.

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