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!

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!