Posts Tagged ‘sea turtle nesting’

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

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

Conclusion of Leatherback Sea Turtle Night Patrols for 2013

It’s the middle of July which means that Geographic Consulting’s night patrols have come to an end for the 2013 season. Although there are still a few leatherbacks (Dermochelys coriacea) laying nests at Sandy Point Wildlife Refuge in St. Croix USVI, they are

Internesting Threats for Leatherbacks

The nesting season for leatherbacks  (Dermochelys coriacea) at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge in St. Croix has been underway for three months.  At this point, most of our turtles have  nested at Sandy Point multiple times.  Some turtles that have nested seven

Beach Dynamics on Sandy Point Wildlife Refuge

Most sea turtle monitoring projects have several components of nightly beach work in common.  These usually involve the identification and tagging of nesting turtles, collecting morphometric data, and marking and protecting nests.  However, each project does things a little bit differently

Busy Nights at Sandy Point Wildlife Refuge

Nights at the Sandy Point Wildlife Preserve in St. Croix have been busy lately with lots of leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea)  nesting activities. Sea Turtle Biologists from Geographic Consulting have had quite a few nights with more than five nesting leatherbacks and 

2013 Leatherback Sea Turtle Nesting Season Underway at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge

Well that long anticipated and exciting time has finally arrived!  Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) nesting season has officially begun on Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. That means Geographic Consulting’s blog entries will begin again.