Sea Turtles

Four species of protected sea turtles forage in the monument: Kemp’s Ridley, leatherback, loggerhead, and green sea turtles. These species tend to follow the Gulf Stream as they look for food during their long migrations. The leatherback sea turtle is an incredible diver and has been known to dive to depths up to 4,000 feet in search of jellyfish – their favorite snack!