The St. Croix Leatherback Project

by The Sea Turtle Census Initiative — A project @ The Ocean Foundation

2020 leatherback nest count: 76 (update 5 August)

See how you can join in the effort! Read on for more information. Thank you!

Donate for 2020!

Our work

What’s NEW? We are tracking turtles this year!

Leatherback Tracking Map Here! Find out which turtles we are currently tracking and read more about it on our Tracking Page 🙂

Welcome to the St. Croix Leatherback Project website! Here you will find information about the intensive leatherback research, monitoring and conservation that has been going on since 1977 at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge. The St. Croix Leatherback Project is partially funded by the Sea Turtle Census Initiative – we help study and protect the turtles in collaboration with the US Fish and Wildlife Service in St. Croix. We also provide extensive support for students and volunteers assisting with these projects.

Other projects of the Sea Turtle Census include studies in Pacific Mexico, US mainland beaches and the Wider Caribbean. We are excited to share with you our discoveries and progress for these programs!

DONATE TO OUR PROJECTS! We are happy to receive any amount to help our conservation work. Donations directly support young conservation students and graduate students and are tax-deductible!

GET IN TOUCH! You can contact us at seaturtlecensus @ or follow us on Facebook! We look forward to hearing from you.


The Sandy Point Leatherback Project (Sea Turtle Census Initiative) is a sponsored project of The Ocean Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.