ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Sea turtle season starts May 1, but turtles could start nesting early.
"We could have a nest tonight," explained Tara Dodson with St. Johns County.
Last year was a record season for sea turtle nests in St. Johns County, but officials are not sure if that will continue this season.
"Because we had a record year, there's potential for us to have yet another record year if not more than what we had last year and there's the potential that the numbers could drop dramatically," said Dodson.
Volunteers will begin monitoring the beaches looking for turtle tracks May 1.