First nest excavation of the 2018 season

Our Kemp's Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) nest on the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge hatched on Monday 16 July. In order to collect important productivity information, the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge interns excavated the nest this morning, Thursday 19 July. Nest excavations are used to determine the number of eggs laid, estimate the... Continue Reading →

We have hatchlings!

On Monday 16 July, the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge had its first hatching of the season! Our Kemp's Ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) nest, which was laid back in May, surprised us on morning nesting patrol with dozen of fresh hatchling tracks headed from the nest down to the Gulf of Mexico. This was the first... Continue Reading →

A dead sea turtle and a call to action

WARNING: Images in this post are graphic. Proceed at your own discretion. Any logos included in the photographs are not intended to be directed at, or in any way discriminatory against, the respective institutions, nor do they represent any form of endorsement of the photograph or its contents by the respective institutions. On Saturday, 14... Continue Reading →

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