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. 
See our AISTW Links page for learning more.  

For DNA tracking of the sea turtles that nest on and near Amelia Island, see our

AISTW Genetics Research Page
The 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.