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


    National Seashore Florida

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

  • ChemTreat Conducting Maintenance of Exotic Plants

    Southeastern ChemTreat will be conducting maintenance of exotic plants on Shipyard & other islands within Canvaveral Nat'l Seashore for approximately 1 month. More »

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    Commercial Harvesting Permits will no longer be issued to new applicants. Only those who had a valid commercial harvesting permit in 2014 are eligible to renew for the 2015 permit year, which runs from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015

Turtle Nest Cam

turtle nest cam

Welcome To Turtle Nest Cam!

UCF School of Visual Art & Design

The Turtle Nest Cam project is a partnership between the National Park Service's Canaveral National Seashore and the University of Central Florida's School of Visual Art and Design.

Waiting for sea turtle hatchlings to emerge from a nest can be a bit like scanning the skies for a shooting star. It might not happen at all that night, or take hours before those tiny flippers start shifting the grains of sand, but at least now thousands of web viewers can sit back in the comfort of wherever they might be and wait until they do.


Photos of the Turtle Cam construction and installation process.

To learn more about the Turtle Cam project and partnership with University of Central Florida (click here).

09-28-10: "Website Offers Glimpse of Turtle Hatchlings"
~ The Daytona Beach News-Journal ~

Did You Know?

Bottlenose Dolphin

Biologists estimate there is a population of about 400 Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins that spend all of their time in the Indian River Lagoon