turtleblog Archive

Internesting Threats for Leatherbacks

[caption id="attachment_1148" align="alignleft" width="300"]Damage to a rear fin

Beach Dynamics on Sandy Point Wildlife Refuge

[caption id="attachment_1118" align="alignleft" width="300"]Leatherback sea turtle eggs  being removed from a nest in the erosion zone </p></div><div class=

Busy Nights at Sandy Point Wildlife Refuge

[caption id="attachment_1121" align="alignleft" width="200"]Sea Turtle Biologists, Jacob Hill and Molly Clifford, collect data on a nest</p></div><div class=

25 Years of Nesting on Sandy Point

TheĀ  leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) nesting season is finally in full swing. We have been seeing at least 3 nesting turtles per night and have had some nights with up to 5 turtles. We have also been surprised that not only have we had one green turt