Sea Turtle Ecology

Day 9: Buck Island

We loaded up with a seatbelts-buckled time of 10 AM this morning. No island time here! Before we left I […]

Day 8: the Crack of Noon

At the crack of noon, we woke from our turtley dreams and hurried to scarf down our customary bagel-and-apple breakfast […]

Day 7 – Turtles all the way down

A crushed Orange Fanta can. A cigarette butt still burning on one end. A torn plastic bag tangled among roots. […]

Wheels up to St. Croix: Day 6

After five days of wrangling green and hawksbill sea turtles and punching holes in their flippers for science, we were […]

Day 5: ¡Hasta la próxima vez, Culebra!

Friday, 22 April 2015 *KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK* “Good morning!” It’s 5:45 a.m. and Matthew, our professor, is right on cue with our […]

Turtle Tangling – Day 4

I started swimming the net and saw a large green turtle with 2 remoras under it get tangled toward the bottom of the net. I started pulling up the net to lift the turtle and then swam down to try to bring the very heavy and frantically flailing turtle up to the surface.

Day 3: Tortuga!

After adjusting to our new sleeping hours, we all woke up bright and early and full of pep for another […]

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