Broward County

Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program

NSU Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography supplies the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program with contract employees.

Sea Turtle Emergency

If you see a dead, injured, or sick sea turtle or hatchlings please call:

  • (954) 328-0580

Contact Information

"If you are interested in scheduling a presentation for your organization or have questions about our program, please e-mail us at seaturtles@nova.edu."

Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program

NSU Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography operates the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program in partnership with Broward County government. The program provides for the conservation of endangered and threatened sea turtle species within Broward County. While 70% of the nation's sea turtle nesting occurs in Florida, Broward County serves as a normal nesting area of three specific species of sea turtles: the loggerhead sea turtle is listed as threatened; and the green and leatherback sea turtle, which are listed as endangered and critically endangered, respectively. By monitoring nests and creating public awareness, the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program (BCSTCP) helps protect these fragile creatures.

An associated part of this effort is the Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC), which the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography manages on behalf of Broward County to expand education and outreach about its sea turtles and other valuable marine resources.