New turtle names for 2018!

We had a wonderful response to our Valentine’s post about naming nesting turtles after loved ones – thank you so much! We are now ready to reveal the five newly named turtles! We are waiting patiently (well a bit anxiously) for our first nest at Sandy Point.

Our new turtles (and sponsors) are:

Amy-Lee – named by Mike McKay for his wife Amy, who is long-time volunteer & friend.

Joasia – named by Mike Stiell for his valentine Joasia who has also been a volunteer.

Rose – named by Dave and Debbie Bucholtz for their dear friend Rose.

Jumbie – named by Molly Murray as a tribute to St. Croix.

Tassi – named by volunteer and supporter Louisa Porter for her sweet doggie.

Our five new turtles join two named previously – MaryLisa (Tim Mauney and family) and Jillene (Peter and Jill White). We’ll be posting updates on their nests as we go through the season.

We still have naming opportunities available. Name a turtle here!

While you are naming a turtle, why not adopt a nest as well?

Thanks for all your support!

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The beautiful beach at Sandy Point, which is perfect nesting habitat for leatherback turtles.





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