At Friends of the Carr Refuge, we celebrate sea turtles today and everyday! The Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge is 20.5 miles of sanctuary to the thousands of amazing sea turtles that nest here every year.
It is also a great example of how powerful conservation efforts are! The refuge is the most significant nesting location for Loggerhead sea turtles in the whole world, and the most significant area for green sea turtle nesting in North America! Between Florida and Oman, about 90% of the world's Loggerhead population nests on our beaches. Green sea turtle nesting has increased exponentially since 1990, from a few hundred to now a few thousand! The refuge is home to 15,000 to 30,000 sea turtle nests each year! Take a look at the nesting counts so far, and its only June!