You can now hear short updates on our research in near real-time on your Amazon Alexa enabled devices. Simply add our skill “Leatherback research update” to your daily flash briefing and Alexa will read you the latest update from our volunteers.
The 2017 field season has begun! ATVs are ready, gear has been purchased, database system upgraded and most importantly; the turtles have arrived! We now have two nests along our primary study area at Jupiter Island. More updates soon as we begin our nightly surveys.
Since our team of volunteers studies sea turtles on remote beaches as far 100 kilometers apart we have developed a system that simplifies data entry and communication. This season we will be rolling out our new software bot named “Bob” who will help the team out on the beach. Sure, he has a silly name Read more about Introducing Bob[…]
The team of volunteers at Florida Leatherbacks Inc. is gearing up for the 2017 leatherback research season and we need your help! We’ve launched a 30-day campaign to raise $9,500 to purchase equipment for the upcoming season. Our ATVs only last about three seasons in the harsh conditions of our field environment. Since two of Read more about 2017 Fundraiser[…]
What is it like to do what we do? We thought we’d show you! We shot this time video lapse over the course of three hours as we surveyed for leatherbacks under the full moon. There are dozens of loggerheads and even a few green turtles emerging on this one small stretch. This gives you a feel Read more about Traffic jam[…]
Over the past few nights we have encountered four or five leatherback turtles a night and the loggerheads have been really making their presence known! Last night there were probably about thirty loggerheads on our study area. Now that we are getting into the main sea turtle nesting season, we have put together a few “dos and dont’s” Read more about It’s now getting busy[…]
As we head into May, we thought we would give you a bit of an update on March and April. One of the more exciting bits of news to report is that we have received a grant from the Sea Turtle Grants Program which is funded by the sale of the “Helping Sea Turtle Survive” Specialty License Plate. We Read more about April Update[…]
Continuing a tradition that began waaay back in 2001, Its time to announce the arrival of the first Loggerhead sea turtles to appear on our study area. So far there have been three loggerheads tonight, but over the next few days these numbers will almost double each night. Our volunteers are now seeing a few leatherbacks each night but Read more about Here they come[…]
No, really. It is actually a big check! Several members of the team at Florida Leatherbacks Inc. recently accepted a donation from the National Save the Sea Turtle Foundation (NSTSTF) to support our study this upcoming research season. NSTSTF is a local non profit that supports many sea turtle conservation groups and we are very Read more about That’s a big check![…]
Here in Florida, the official start of sea turtle nesting season begins on March 1st. We are now really busy prepping our gear and working on developing a new data management system for the crew to use in the field. This new system will allow us to work much more efficiently and will now give Read more about 23 days until sea turtle nesting season here in Florida[…]