New girls, old girls, and our first loggerheads of the season!

Categories: Leatherback
We had a few new girls this week. Kathmandu is one of our new turtles and was one of the first leatherbacks to nest in Jupiter this season. We now have two leatherback nests in Jupiter, just south of the inlet. Kathmandu was larger than average, measuring 161.4 cm in shell length. May was another …

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Happy Hatchling Season!

Categories: Leatherback
It’s hatchling season on Juno Beach, which means our nights have gotten a little bit longer, and a whole lot cuter!  We’ve had some of our earliest leatherback nests emerge, and many more yet to go.  With hatchlings about this means we are now collecting data for the second half of our research project assessing …

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Sea Turtle Hat-Tricks!

Categories: Leatherback
We’ve had some busy, busy beaches out here!  Two hat-tricks in a week!  Our first leatherback hat-trick included two repeat nesters and a first encounter for this season.  Our busy night started off with the return of Hirschy.  We hadn’t encountered this girl since April.  She came up early and nested fairly quickly.  She still …

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The Truth About Turtle Tears

Categories: Leatherback
The sea turtle moms are really popping up like crazy on Juno Beach!  The loggerheads are here in full force and the green sea turtles are getting into the swing of nesting as well.  The leatherbacks are still here, finishing out their nesting season with a bang. This week we encountered a couple previously tagged …

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