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!
We love our students! All donations we receive ultimately support students in one way or another! Here on the St. Croix Leatherback Project, we rely on students who are working toward a degree in marine conservation, to help us with all aspects of the project. They work on sea turtle surveys, data entry and checking, … More Support a Student!
Each May, we begin carefully watching our leatherback nests for signs of hatching. You can adopt your very own nest for $50! We will send you a personalized certificate that you can print, a project sticker, updates on when your nest hatches, how many hatchlings emerged, and who the mother turtle was. Your support helps … More Protect a nest for Day Nine!
Next Sunday we will be at the St. George Village Botanical Garden (St. Croix, VI), for Christmas Spoken Here! Come pick up a t-shirt, beautiful handmade gifts, or our 2020 calendar! Take a picture with our giant leatherback cutout, and meet our volunteers and team members! The one-day popular festival is from 11 am to … More Christmas Spoken at the Botanical Gardens!
Did you know that you can adopt a nesting leatherback and name her after someone you love?! We’ll send you a personalized certificate, a leatherback project t-shirt and sticker, and updates when your turtle nests during the season. Then at the end of the year, we’ll post a summary of her nests (here’s a listing … More Adopt your turtle for 2020!
Last year we tracked one of the Sandy Point nesting turtles for over a year – she swam more than 6,000 miles since leaving the beaches of Sandy Point and Maunabo, Puerto Rico (she got her satellite tag there!). This spectacular journey took Enid Fern north through the Atlantic to the Azores in the middle … More Track our Turtles for Day Six!