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Junior Girl Scouts Troop 2055 earns Bronze Award for sea turtle project

March 11, 2020
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Congratulations to the fourth and fifth grade Junior Girl Scouts Troop 2055 for earning a Bronze Award for their project about sea turtles!  Under the guidance of Gina Pabalan and Jignasha Jani, the girls produced a wonderful video about sea turtles, explaining  why they are important, the threats that they encounter and what we can … Read more Junior Girl Scouts Troop 2055 earns Bronze Award for sea turtle project

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Loggerhead turtle’s journey tracked 37,000km from Cape Town in South Africa to Australia

March 11, 2020
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An 180 kilogram turtled named Yoshi has excited scientists, who tracked her remarkable journey halfway around the world after she was released from 20 years in captivity. It’s believed the loggerhead turtle may be Australian, after she made a determined 37,000-kilometre swim across the Indian Ocean to a turtle nesting site on Western Australia’s Pilbara … Read more Loggerhead turtle’s journey tracked 37,000km from Cape Town in South Africa to Australia

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One of these is not like the other…

September 5, 2019
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For the first time ever, we have documented multiple green nests on Bonita Beach and one on Fort Myers Beach. The larger hatchling is the green (Chelonia mydas). The other two are loggerheads (Caretta caretta). It is normal to see variations of colors of the carapace (shell) of hatchlings within a nest. Greens get their … Read more One of these is not like the other…

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A leatherback named “Eve”

June 11, 2019
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Follow the journey of a leatherback sea turtle named “Eve” as she spends her time off the coast of Panama during nesting season. Five Turtle Time Turtlers spent a week in Panama with the Sea Turtle Conservancy, satellite tagging leatherback sea turtles. They christened one leatherback after Turtle Time director Eve Haverfield. “Eve” will be … Read more A leatherback named “Eve”

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A rare Kemp’s ridley rescued and released from Fort Myers Beach

June 11, 2019
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Fort Myer Beach, Fla. (June 6, 2019) – A Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, one of the smallest and most critically endangered of all sea turtles, was released from the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) after accidentally ingesting a fishing hook. The turtle was accidentally hooked by a fisherman on the Fort Myers Beach … Read more A rare Kemp’s ridley rescued and released from Fort Myers Beach

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Leatherback hatchling makes it’s way to the ocean in Panama

May 28, 2019
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Five members of Turtle Time, Inc. are in Panama tagging leatherback sea turtles. As an added bonus to their remarkable adventure, they encountered a nest hatching. Watch as a little leatherback makes its way to the ocean!

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Sea turtle returning to the sea on a beautiful Bonita Beach morning

May 19, 2019
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A spectacular vision of a loggerhead sea turtle on Bonita Beach this morning returning to the Gulf in the guiding light of a Blue Moon.

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Loggerhead sea turtle nested on Bonita Beach

May 17, 2019
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Much to the delight and surprise, Turtle Time walkers encountered this loggerhead sea turtle as she was finishing nesting a 6:00 a.m. this morning on Bonita Beach.

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A daytime turtle…so exciting!

May 14, 2019
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On May 14, 2019 at 6:00pm, a very large loggerhead sea turtle came ashore on Bonita Beach to nest in daylight…a wonderful opportunity to observe these marvelous marine animals as the construct their nest, lay the eggs and then cover them! Beach-goers maintained a respectful distance so the turtle would not be disturbed.

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2019 Sea turtle nesting season off to promising start

May 9, 2019
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Turtle Time volunteers were interviewed by The News Press recently about the start of the nesting season and their optimistic outlook despite the deadly impact of red tide last year. The article features photos of volunteers walking the beach as well as a video. Read the Full Article

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