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Panama City Beach, FL
Sea Turtle Nest Locations in 2010

Nest information for the 2010 season is documented here, listed in the order the nests were found. Sixteen loggerhead nests were found on Panama City Beach this year, and all have hatched. Nests A, B, C, and D refer to eggs from a loggerhead at Gulf World. See below for details. SPECIAL NOTE: Hatching results for nests moved to the east coast due to the oil spill are included in the table.

Nest

Address

Date Laid

Day 50

Eggs Laid/
Turtles Emerged

Date Nest was Moved to East Coast (or hatch date)

Comments

A

21208 Front Beach Rd, near 4th St

5/22

45/0

moved 7/12

A resident loggerhead at Gulf World deposited eggs in the pool, which were collected by a diver and buried at Sunnyside Beach. The eggs were infertile and none hatched

B

21208 Front Beach Rd, near 4th St

6/9

 

39/0

moved 7/30

Nest #2 for our Gulf World turtle. The eggs were infertile and none hatched.

C

21208 Front Beach Rd, near 4th St

6/24

8/12

30/0

Failed

Nest #3 for our Gulf World turtle. The eggs were infertile and none hatched.

D

21208 Front Beach Rd, near 4th St

7/11

8/29

40/0

Failed

Nest #4 for our Gulf World turtle. The eggs were infertile and none hatched.

1

21805 Front Beach Rd, Surfside Christian Retreat

5/25

 

68/65

moved 7/16

Our first nest of the season! Congratulations to Turtle Watchers Nancy, Annette, and Tina who found the nest. The turtle nested above the wrack line, so the eggs were left in place.

2

17001 Front Beach Rd, Escapes to Tropical Breeze

6/5

 

80/67

moved 7/28

Use public access 64 to reach this nest.

3

13205 Oleander Dr, house

6/9

 

112/104

moved 7/30

Use public access 47 to reach this nest. It's about 50 yd west of the access.

4

354 Beachside Dr, Carillon Beach, house

6/14

 

133/125

moved 8/2

Use walkway #6 several houses east of nest.

5

13309 Oleander Dr

6/15

 

104/101

moved 8/2

Our first relocated nest of the season. Cathy and Lynda moved 104 eggs to a higher spot nearby. Use public access 49 (nest 50 yd east)

6

7205 Thomas Dr, Dunes of Panama Condo, between blds B & C, in front of pool

6/16

 

85/79

moved 8/4

See our Facebook page for pictures of the nest relocation by Cathy and Lynda. One of the eggs was a fuzed pair.

7

6201 Thomas Dr, Watercrest Condo

6/17

 

137/42

moved 8/4

Cathy and Lynda are on a roll!!! Use public access 12 on east side of condo.

8

21905 Front Beach Rd, Grand Cayman Motel

6/19

 

162/0

moved 8/6

Use public access 88 on west side of motel. Nest is 75 yd east of access.

9

16601 Front Beach Rd, beach house

6/23

 

104/102

moved 8/11

Lisa and Hillary moved 104 eggs to a higher spot nearby..

10

21803 Front Beach Rd, beach house

6/27

 

122/0

moved 8/16

Use public access 87. Nest is just to the west.

11

17101 Front Beach Rd, Beachcomber Motel

7/8

8/26

91/87

hatched 9/3

All 87 hatchlings that emerged from the nest were disoriented. They were released at Sunnyside Beach.

12

19516 Front Beach Rd, Beach house

7/10

8/28

94/84

hatched 9/5

Hatchlings emerged at sunset on 9/5, and all reached the water safely.

13

7817 Surf Dr, Townhouse

7/10

8/28

78/28

hatched 9/7

Turtle Watchers Lynda Yates and Melissa Byars got to see this turtle nest! Only 28 emerged from this nest because most of the eggs were infertile.

14

13800 Front Beach Rd, beach house, Bid-a-Wee Beach

7/20

9/7

92/88

hatched 9/13

Hatchlings emerged at sunset on 9/13. The nesting turtle was seen on the beach at night by BP cleaning crews. Jeff and Kym moved 92 eggs to a higher spot

15

17807 Front Beach Rd, beach house

7/31

9/18

88/86

hatched 10/3

Use access 76A across from San Souci Street. 86 hatchlings emerged before midnight on 10/3.

16

17927 Front Beach Rd, Beachside West Condo

8/6

9/24

82/145

hatched 10/20

Use footpath to beach across from Benicia Street. Nest about 100 yd east.

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