Public Sea Turtle Nest Excavations
Daytime Turtle Digs
Want to learn how and why scientists collect reproductive data on sea turtle nests? During nesting season, you may see sea turtle nests protected with wooden stakes, tape, and signs. These nests are monitored daily until they hatch to track influential factors for their survival. Three days after hatching, our permitted Turtle Team will evaluate the success of each nest marked for education and record key information that contributes to Local, State, and Federal recovery plans. We want you to join our team on the beach for a Turtle Dig and learn more about what you can do to help protect sea turtles. Every nest is different but sometimes hatchlings are left behind in the nest which we remove and release into the ocean.
Links to register for a Turtle Dig can be found in our Event Calendar.
When: July and August, as nests hatch
Where: Ocean Grill 1050 Beachland Blvd. Vero Beach, FL 32963
Time: 8:00 am
Price: Free! A Donation is suggested within your means.