Video: See What 600 Years of Trash Looks Like in Canaveral National Seashore’s Turtle Mound!

By: Lauren Tjaden


Have you ever wondered what would happen if you ate lots and lots of shellfish – but didn’t take out the trash for a whopping 600 years?

For a clue, take a peek at my video of Turtle Mound in Canaveral National Seashore!

The Timucuan Indians lived on the abundant marine life of Mosquito Lagoon, and the midden in my video – essentially a trash heap of 600 years worth of discarded shells – is the result! How cool is that?

Insider’s Tip: Canaveral National Seashore is located a splash south of New Smyrna Beach. This fabulous natural treasure boasts the longest expanse of pristine shore in Florida. When you explore it, bring water, sunscreen, snacks and insect repellent: Once you’re in the park; there aren’t any stores.

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