AISTW monitors sea turtle activity on 11.5 miles of beach (between the state parks). We have been doing this since 1986. The data collected is reported to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (per Permit No MTP-088) under both the FWC Statewide Nesting Beach Survey and the FWC Index Nesting Beach Survey.
For DNA tracking of the sea turtles that nest on and near Amelia Island, see our
AISTW Genetics Research Page
The DNA tracking helps us better understand that our turtles pretty much do return to near where they were born, and how many times they nest in a season.
AI 2023 beach width ranges
How much the different high tides affect the size of our beach. Tutles should, but don't always, know to lay above the highest tide