2020 Adopted Sea Turtles (CLICK ON a name below to see nesting summary and turtle details).
Leatherback Turtles (all adopted)
#2. Leona – Adopted by James and Rhoda Stewart for their friend Leona. Leona is GPS Turtle #2! She first nested on 10 May and already had tags from Puerto Rico from 2016. She was named Nicole there by our partners at ATMAR, so now she’s Leona Nicole 🙂
#3. Kona – Adopted by Dee Berlinghoff, for her sons, Eric and Adam, in memory of their dog, Kona. Kona nested on 4 May 2020.
#4. Alice – Adopted by Alvena Tierney in honor of her mother. Alice nested on 19 May 2020.
Nathalie – Avril Amato adopted Nathalie again this year in memory of her daughter. Nathalie didn’t nest in 2020 but she might be back in 2021!
Green Sea Turtles
#5. Amelia – Adopted by Joe and Cindy Salomone. Amelia (tag: KKX014) nested on 8 August 2020.
#6. Tabitha – Adopted by Geoff Brown for his wife Dana. Tabitha (tag: UUK995) nested on 3 September 2020.
#7. Charlie – Adopted by Lorna Larsen for her grandson Charlie Larsen. Charlie (tag: TTH348) nested on 28 August 2020.
Hawksbill Sea Turtles
#8. Turtle – Adopted by Joanna, named in memory of her sea loving husband Dominic, using the nickname of her wonderful mother-in-law. Turtle (tag: MK57) was first spotted on 25 June 2020. Turtle’s nest was also adopted!
#9. Joe – Adopted by Joe and Cindy Salomone. Joe (tag: KKX007) nested on 6 August 2020.
#10. Caidie – Adopted by Lorna Larsen for her grandson Caiden Larsen. Caidie (tag: KKX083) nested on 2 September 2020.
The St. Croix Sea Turtle Project is sponsored by The Ocean Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, in cooperation with US Fish and Wildlife Service at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.