Mid-Season Update

Well it has been a while! Sorry for the lack of updates but the season always keeps us busy. Last night marked our 50th leatherback encounter of the year. Sadly, it’s been quite slow out there. Low leatherback numbers are being reported around the state. After a couple of low years in 2015 and 2016, Read more about Mid-Season Update[…]

It’s that time of year!

We’re so excited for the 2017 research season! There have been a handful of nests reported in and around our nightly survey area in the last three days. We are getting all of our gear prepared to start regular surveys this weekend. It takes a full army of ATVs and lots of Pelican cases full Read more about It’s that time of year![…]

So close

Shehyn stayed just off Hutchinson Island last night as we followed her around for hours. Last night wasn’t her night so we’re back out tonight. A perfect overpass by the weather satellite NOAA18 just gave our team a good location showing that Shehyn was located just south of the Ft. Pierce Inlet. We rarely see Read more about So close[…]

The fleet expands!

Sorry for the lack of updates but we’ve certainly been busy. In the first 3 weeks of May we’ve had 74 leatherback encounters! That’s despite the fact that it’s been a fairly slow nesting season. We’re excited to be able to capture even more in the coming weeks. Thanks to funds from the Sea Turtle Read more about The fleet expands![…]

Help From Your Turtle Plates

We are extremely excited to have had our proposal chosen for funding from the Marine Turtle Grants Program. Funds for this program come from the sale of the Florida Sea Turtle Specialty License Plate and they’re managed and distributed by the Sea Turtle Conservancy. These extremely important funds will be used to help us purchase Read more about Help From Your Turtle Plates[…]

Shoes and Turtles?

We’re already a huge fan of TOMS shoes. The TOMS company helps by giving shoes, sight, water, safe births, and bullying prevention around the world. But through their latest campaign, they’ve partnered with Oceana to help save sea turtles! For every pair of TOMS + Oceana Sea Turtle shoes purchased they’ll donate $5 to Oceana. These Read more about Shoes and Turtles?[…]