Guess the correct date and location of Sandy Point’s first leatherback nest and win! Every year, once we get into February, our team starts to speculate amongst ourselves when and where the first leatherback nest of the season will be. This year we thought we’d share this fun game with you so you can play … More Leatherback Contest!
Our volunteers are really valuable to our programs and projects! Volunteers help with everything – and every day is different! Assignments may include patrolling for sea turtle nests or nesting turtles, conducting nest inventories, releasing hatchlings, rescuing nesting turtles, responding to strandings around the island, planting native trees or removing invasive vegetation, and data entry. … More Volunteer with us!
Help us, we’re stuck! These hatchlings were rescued yesterday during a routine nest inventory (we dig up hatched nests to count hatched eggs and rescue hatchlings). In the nest was a big conch shell and at first, seemed harmless. But Claudia’s sharp eye caught some movement inside the shell! When she investigated, she found that … More Amazing hatchling save!
We are anxiously watching one of our GPS-tagged leatherback turtles* – Leona Nicole – with our colleagues at the Canadian Sea Turtle Network! We tracked her after the nesting season to Canadian waters, where she spent a good amount of time foraging around Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. In late September, she moved into the Gulf … More Where is Leona Nicole?
Well, it’s been a minute since we updated our blog! That doesn’t mean that nothing has been happening, far from it! We will get to adding more info here and sharing stories as we go through the fall. We actually had a super busy summer season with turtles at Sandy Point, and it took all … More The year that wasn’t…
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 … More Week One. The season is underway!
Happy New Year! 😍 We want to thank all of our supporters for the 2019 season – conservation is a team effort – and we appreciate all your support! Our 2019 adopted turtle summaries are now up on our website – check in on your favorite to see how they did! If you’d like to make a last-minute … More Happy 2020 to everyone!
Great ideas for gifts this year! Order before 18 December for Christmas! 2020 Sandy Point project calendar – $25 includes priority shipping – order before 18 December for Christmas delivery! Order before 26 December for New Years’s delivery – Order your calendar here – please specify in the comments that your payment is for the … More Turtle gifts for everyone!
These days there is no shortage of seemingly continual bad news and apocalyptic predictions, and at times it can be hard to remain hopeful in this world. And in the conservation of species or special places or unique ways of life, it always seems like an uphill battle. It can really be quite overwhelming. But … More Make Small Changes!
As we draw near the end of the 12 Days of Turtles, we also are getting close to the end of 2019! So, why not pick up one of our 2020 calendars? We will have them available at Christmas Spoken Here at the Botanical Gardens on Sunday! It’s a lovely way to mark the year … More Get the calendar!