Thank you to Save the Sea Turtle Foundation!

A great big boost for the beginning of our season from the National Save the Sea Turtle Foundation in Florida! Last night we received a grant from Dr. Larry Wood on behalf of the foundation to support the upcoming St. Croix Leatherback Project season. This great big check will support many volunteers, interns and students, … More Thank you to Save the Sea Turtle Foundation!

Great showing of St. Croix research at the International Sea Turtle Symposium!

International Women’s Day is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the outstanding contribution to science by the young female marine biologists who work on our turtle projects! Our research team in St. Croix is made up mainly of women, in the early stages of their professional lives in Marine Biology and Conservation. They are a bright … More Great showing of St. Croix research at the International Sea Turtle Symposium!

Understanding hurricane effects on hatching of leatherback eggs at Sandy Point

Dana’s poster at the upcoming Sea Turtle Symposium investigates the differences we saw in hatching success of leatherback eggs in nests at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge in 2017, before Hurricane Maria, and then in 2018, after the storm. She found interesting changes after the storm. Leatherback nesting season overlaps with hurricane season between 1 … More Understanding hurricane effects on hatching of leatherback eggs at Sandy Point

Bye bye to 2018!

Before we roll on into 2019, we didn’t want to miss the chance to thank all our followers, donors, volunteers, and supporters! Our Twelve Days of Turtles was a massive success, and we raised over $3,200 toward our next season, which starts in March! Amazing! We had several volunteers sign up, 17 turtles adopted for … More Bye bye to 2018!