Sea Turtlers Invade Peru

We are so fortunate to be attending the International Sea Turtle Symposium in Lima, Peru. Several hundred researchers from around the world are here to talk about our favorite topic – turtles! Today is the first day of talks that will cover everything from nesting and population biology to fisheries interactions and educational outreach. We Read more about Sea Turtlers Invade Peru[…]

Our tools

What tools do we use for this study?  A lot! We use Honda All Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s) to patrol our entire survey area. Many thousands of kilometers are driven each summer and we have found that that Honda has been our most reliable ATV. Our study is a Mark / Recapture study where we utilize Passive Integrated Read more about Our tools[…]

A mystery

During one of our nightly patrols, our team was very excited to encounter a nesting leatherback with a large Monel flipper tag on one of rear rear flippers.  We often find turtles that were tagged at other beaches in Florida, but this was an especially exciting recapture! While many leatherbacks in the Caribbean are tagged Read more about A mystery[…]