Protect a nest for Day Nine!

Each May, we begin carefully watching our leatherback nests for signs of hatching. You can adopt your very own nest for $50! We will send you a personalized certificate that you can print, a project sticker, updates on when your nest hatches, how many hatchlings emerged, and who the mother turtle was. Your support helps with our volunteer research assistants. These adoptions make a thoughtful gift for the animal lover in your life! Read more here – Adopt a nest – how you can help!

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Little hatchlings head for the sea in the early evening.

The St. Croix Leatherback Project is supported by the Sea Turtle Census Initiative, which is sponsored by  The Ocean Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) organization, based in Washington, D.C., but working globally to protect our oceans.

All photos on this website were taken under appropriate Endangered Species Permits during the course of approved research. No photos may be reproduced, or copied and used without permission. Thank you. 

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