Over the last few weeks, the FSU Marine Turtle Research, Ecology, and Conservation Group (FSU MTRECG) has had the privilege of collaborating with the University of Exeter on a global survey of microplastic pollution of sea turtle nesting beaches. My labmates Hector Barrios-Garrido, Kelly Soluri, Emily Drobes, and I have collected a total of 120Continue reading “A Global Survey of Microplastic Pollution”
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FSU MTRECG Publication Update
It’s been a busy summer for the Florida State University Marine Turtle Research, Ecology, and Conservation Group (FSU MTRECG). In addition to the fieldwork conducted by the lab, congratulations are in order for Anthony Gillis, Natalie Montero, and Natalie Wildermann for their first-author publications! Anthony’s work, “Foraging ecology and diet selection of juvenile green turtlesContinue reading “FSU MTRECG Publication Update”
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 theContinue reading “First nest excavation of the 2018 season”
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 firstContinue reading “We have hatchlings!”