While we won’t be doing night surveys for a little while yet because the turtles are not coming regularly right now, we are checking for crawls (tracks) and nests every morning. And so far we have found TWO nests! It’s early going, but we will be checking on progress each day.
Also this week, Masters student Haley and volunteer Donna traveled around St. Croix to put up posters for Turtle Watch. Each year this program brings resident schoolchildren and community groups to Sandy Point to see nesting and hatchling turtles. We’ll begin taking requests for signup on 28 March.
We’ll be updating progress each week from now on! Please consider a donation to the project to support our programs and research assistants! Thank you 🙂
The St. Croix Leatherback Project is supported by the Sea Turtle Census Initiative, which is sponsored by The Ocean Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, based in Washington, D.C., but working globally to protect our oceans.