Nesting Sea Turtle Update for Juno Beach, FL

The 2016 nesting sea turtle season is kicking up into full gear. The loggerheads began nesting in mid-April, and currently 20-100 new nests are being documented each night! The loggerhead nests are currently trending ahead of 2012 results (the previous high record year for loggerheads.) Peak nesting for loggerheads typically occurs in late June to…

A Turtle’s Eye View of the Reef

Ever wonder what life looks like below the surface in the Great Barrier Reef? See it through the eyes of a sea turtle. To better understand the post-release behavior of tagged green turtles, conservationists carefully fastened a GoPro to the back of a female sea turtle. The footage the camera collected gives us a unique…

It’s Leatherback Nesting Time!

Leatherback nesting has begun in Panama and Tortuguero! In Panama, they’ve already reported more than 20 nests in Chiriqui Beach, two at Bluff Beach, and one in Long Beach, Bastimentos Island. Things are a little slower in Tortuguero, Costa Rica (which is expected) with only several nests recorded so far. Stay tuned! Leatherback nesting has…

Glowing Sea Turtle Discovered

Here’s another reason to go diving – if you’re not already a fan of the sport. In July, a glowing hawksbill sea turtle – a critically endangered species – was discovered in the Solomon Islands by David Gruber, a marine biologist. Some corals are known to “glow” underwater, as do some jellyfish, eels, and more…

Follow the Sea Turtle Migration Race

I love this! The Tour de Turtles (TdT) is a fun, educational journey through the science, research and geography of sea turtle migration using satellite telemetry. Created by Sea Turtle Conservancy, with help from sponsors and partners, this event follows the marathon migration of sea turtles, representing different species, from their nesting beaches to their…