• Visitors enjoying a stroll along Canaveral National Seashore's pristine beach

    Canaveral

    National Seashore Florida

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  • BOARDWALK CLOSURE AT PLAYALINDA

    Boardwalk #3 at Playalinda is closed for repair/replacement. This closure will be remain in effect for up to 8 weeks.

Nature & Science

2014 Sea Turtle Nest Counts

Loggerhead (Caretta cretta):
Apollo - 695 Playalinda - 1,264

Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas):
Apollo - 7 Playalinda - 33

Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea):
Apollo - 10 Playalinda - 10

Kemps Ridley (Lepidochelys kempii):
Apollo - 0 Playalinda - 0

Total Nest Numbers: 2,019


Turtle Watch Reservation Information


2013 Sea Turtle Nesting Summary

National parks contain many of our nation's most treasured landscapes, from the majestic mountain ranges of Alaska to the vast sawgrass prairies of the Everglades. To safeguard these treasures, the National Park Service combines the best available science with innovative education and stewardship programs. We encourage you to "Explore Nature". Learn about the natural resources in parks, from the rocks under our feet to the sky overhead and everything in between. (more)

Nature & Science articles, relevant to Canaveral National Seashore, are available in PDF format, by clicking on the topic of interest listed below:

Animals
Beaches
Birds
Coast & Shorelines
Crustaceans
Environmental Factors
Fire Regime
Fish
Forests
Groundwater
Mammals
Marine Plants & Algae
Mollusks
Natural Features & EcoSystems
Non-Native Species
Pests
Plants
Reptiles
Sand Dunes
Scenic Vistas
Scrublands
Trees & Shrubs
Water Quality
Wetlands, Marshes & Swamps
Wild Flowers

Did You Know?

Shell mound

Almost 150 archaeological sites have been recorded at Canaveral National Seashore. Some of these sites date as far back as 3,000 years BC. Most of these consist of oyster or clam shells, a testament to the bounty of Mosquito Lagoon for Florida’s people, past and present.