End of season wrap-up

Categories: Leatherback

Last night marked our last night of the season surveying for leatherback turtles.  It is bittersweet; we will miss seeing these beautiful animals each night but we could all use a suntan!  While we did not see any leatherbacks on our last couple of surveys, we have had quite a successful season this year and …

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Cinderella

Categories: Leatherback

Our team encountered our first leatherback of the week last night!  She was spotted at 3 am on north Juno Beach; her tags revealed that it was Cinderella.  This turtle has been seen by our biologists two other times this season.  She was first tagged by LMC researchers back in March this year, and was seen …

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A different kind of light

Categories: Leatherback

With no leatherbacks yet this week on Juno Beach, there are still plenty of interesting things out on the beach to help pass the time.  Not only are there a lot of loggerheads nesting this time of year, we see yellow crowned night herons and ghost crabs as well.  Last night, we also saw quite …

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Two is our magic number

Categories: Leatherback

You guessed it — we saw two more leatherbacks on Juno Beach on last night’s survey!  Both turtles were previously tagged and were spotted less than 30 minutes apart. The first turtle was found just south of LMC at 1 am.  She was tagged by fellow researchers, so we will reach out to them for …

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Happy World Ocean’s Day!

Categories: Leatherback

What a better way to celebrate World Ocean’s Day than with… you guessed it, a leatherback!  Our team encountered one lone leatherback last night on Juno Beach, just before midnight.  Her name is Corey, and she has quite a history with LMC biologists.  Tagged in 2009, Corey has been seen a total of 9 times nesting …

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