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Panama City Beach, FL
Sea Turtle Nest Locations in 2009

Nest information for the 2009 season is documented here, listed in the order the nests were found.  We found 16 loggerhead nests, and 11 hatched.

Nest

Address

Date Laid

Monitor Start or Hatch Date

Eggs Laid/
Turtles Emerged

Incubation Time (Days)

Comments

1

4701 Thomas Dr, Seaside Villas Condo 6/1 hatched 8/9 100/84 69  

2

17135 Front Beach Rd, Beachside Villas, access 65 6/2 hatched 8/7 125/111 67 Over 100 hatchlings emerged on Aug 7. 

3

6609 Thomas Dr, Coral Reef condo, east side 6/3 hatched 8/2 104/99 61 Cathy Lands and Annette DeSercey relocated 106 eggs to a higher spot (their 3rd nest in 3 days!).  Thanks to everyone who helped rescue hatchlings when this nest hatched on August 2.

4

23001 Front Beach Rd, Pirate's Cove, access 95, 75 yd west 6/6 hatched 8/5 113/100 60 Our first tagged turtle of the season!  Nancy placed tags in the front flippers (RRE555 in left and RRE554 in right). Volunteers moved 114 eggs to a higher location.

5

12907 Front Beach Rd, Paradise Palms Motel, west side, access 44 6/8 hatched 8/9 83/68 63 Motel security guard saw nesting turtle and called FWC.  We didn't get the report until the following morning.

6

6205 Thomas Dr, Nautical Watch Condo 6/15 failed 107/0 failed Our second tagged turtle! XXT903 in left front flipper and XXT904 in right flipper.  This nest failed due to flooding from TS Claudette.

7

4425 Thomas Dr, Moonspinner Condo (east side) 6/16 hatched 8/16 85/78 62 This nest hatched just after sunset on August 16 as Tropical Storm Claudett approached.

8

11807 Front Beach Rd, Grand Panama Condo 6/19 hatched 8/20 93/87 63 We almost missed finding this nest because the tracks were obscured by footprints

9

4919 Spyglass Dr, house, access 3 6/21 hatched 8/21 95/28 62 Not sure why only 28 emerged from this nest.  Excavation revealed 65 unhatched eggs.

10

23011 Front Beach Rd, Ramsgate Harbour Condo (east side) 6/22 hatched 8/20 100/98 60 This turtle nested close to the water after being impeded by beach canopies.  Volunteers moved the eggs to a higher location.

11

9740 Beach Blvd, house, access 31 6/22 hatched 8/25 79/79 64 This nest was reported at night, but volunteers arrived just after turtle had returned to the water.  100% hatching success!!

12

7205 Thomas Dr, Dunes of Panama Condo, between bld D & E 6/30 failed 85/0 failed This nest failed due to flooding from TS Claudette (3 live hatchlings were found in the nest during excavation).

13

16311 Front Beach Rd, house, access 59 7/13 9/14 130/0 failed This nest failed to hatch due to flooding from unnamed storms. 

14

21803 Front Beach Rd, house, access 87 7/16 failed ?/0 failed This nest was washed away by Tropical Storm Claudette on 8/17.

15

22221 Front Beach Rd, house, east of gazebo 7/21 9/26 86/18 72 Tourists reported the nesting turtle, but volunteers arrived just after she returned to the water.  We thought this nest was washed away, but volunteers found the eggs with help from a nearby resident.

16

17351 Front Beach Rd, Seachase Condo 8/14 failed ?/0 failed This nest was washed away by Tropical Storm Claudette on 8/17.

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