Eleventh Day of Turtles – The History!

In 1984, after much lobbying and hard work by local agencies, volunteers and departments, Sandy Point officially became a National Wildlife Refuge created specifically for the protection of the Leatherback Sea Turtle (scientific name: Dermochelys coriacea) (the first refuge created for sea turtles), and is managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The recognition of … More Eleventh Day of Turtles – The History!

Eighth Day of Turtles – 2018 Supporter Shoutout!

We could not do the work we do without so many people! The following organizations, individuals and project partners support our work – with sponsorship, financial donations, time, volunteers, and most of all, words of encouragement. Thank you so much! Please do your best to support them in return – they do so much for … More Eighth Day of Turtles – 2018 Supporter Shoutout!

Straw Challenge for the Seventh Day of Turtles – SKIP IT!

It’s become so automatic (at least in the US) to get a straw with your drink that we rarely think about it. We are so used to the paper-covered straw sticking out of our drink. But straws are one of the most common items picked up during beach cleanups. And they do harm marine wildlife … More Straw Challenge for the Seventh Day of Turtles – SKIP IT!