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Turtle Information

Sea Turtle Nesting Season begins March 1st and ends October 31st

Per Town Ordinance Section 26-823, Shielding of Light. All oceanfront property owners are required to ensure that all lighting shall be positioned or shielded so that light is not visible from the beach during this period.

 


There are 3 types of turtles:

  • Tortoise Turtles (Land only)
  • Terrapin Turtles (Lakes and Ponds)
  • Sea Turtles (Ocean only)

There are only 7 species of Sea Turtles 3 of which come to Palm Beach County to nest. These are the Loggerhead, the Leatherback, and the Green.

Marine Turtle Permit Information:

Permittee: DB Ecological Services, Inc. 

                      1012 SW 7th Street

                     Boca Raton, Florida 33486

Permit #: MTP-17-253

Effective Date: 01/01/2017

Expiration Date: 12/31/2017

Principal Officer: Christine Perretta (561) 376-5502

For Information in regards to Ordinances for Turtle Monitoring, please click here.