Posts Tagged ‘Dermochelys coriacea’

Updated Turtle Nesting Numbers, as of May 18, 2015; Sandy Point Wildlife Refuge

Geographic Consulting’s Sea Turtle Project Manager, Jen Valiulis, has been updating some aspects of our 2015 turtle nesting database. Here, we present to you our corrected numbers so far this season (as of May 18, 2015). We have had 72 individual leatherback

Dawn Turtles with Duke University

This week we were happy to host the Sea Turtle Class from Duke University, along with Kelly Stewart, Marine Biologist with the NOAA Marine Turtle Genetics Program. The students and their instructors joined us on the Sandy Point Wildlife Refuge in St.

Early Success as Turtle Watch gets Under way in April, 2015

Last night’s Turtle Watch on Sandy Point with US Fish and Wildlife Service and Geographic Consulting was a success. Our group had just arrived and was settling in, when Turtle Watch visitor and friend, Lindsy Wagner, spotted a female coming out

Geographic Consulting’s 2015 Leatherback Turtle Team Begins Night Patrols

              Our 2015 team has successfully completed their field training and has begun full time night patrols. Saturation tagging of all nesting leatherback females will take place every night at the Sandy Point Wildlife Refuge for the rest

Summary of the 2014 Leatherback Nesting Season

As the 2015 leatherback season at Sandy Point rapidly approaches, we would like to share this summary of some of the key findings from last season. 2014 Leatherback Nesting Summary, Sandy Point, St. Croix. In 2014, sea turtle biologists from Geographic

Preparing our 2015 Leatherback Team

We are fast approaching the start of the 2015 Leatherback nesting season and Geographic Consulting is putting together an enthusiastic and highly experienced research team. We are pleased to introduce the newest member of our team, Mollie Alter. We met Mollie while

Champion Leatherback Nesters

Each year about 80- 100 individual Leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) nest in Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge in St. Croix, USVI. On average, leatherback turtles lay about five nests in a single season, but there are turtles that come to

Geographic Consulting and USFWS host Nigel Marven on the beach

Geographic Consulting’s turtle crew had a fun time hosting Nigel Marven last week. Some of us were a little star struck by the Wildlife adventurer that first became famous during his time with the BBC Natural History Unit and now makes

Leatherback Sea Turtle Nesting Season 2014, Underway at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge

The Leatherback sea turtle nesting season of 2014 is underway at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge. Night patrols began on April 1 this year and we have been so busy with start up and other projects that this is our first

Excavating Leatherback Sea Turtle Nests

[The end of the turtle season was demanding on our schedules and other projects conspired to make this blog post fairly late.]   Night patrols at the Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge concluded for the season on July 31, 2013. In