Saturday, October 31, 2015

Giant Leatherback Goes Home

The videos show her going from her nest until she disappears into the Atlantic Ocean on Crescent Beach, Florida. The leatherback is the largest, deepest diving, and most migratory and wide ranging of all sea turtles. The adult leatherback can reach 4 to 8 feet in length and 500 to 2000 pounds in weight.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Conservationist Killed Protecting Leatherback Eggs

A sad story indeed. Jairo Mora Sandoval, a 26-year-old Costa Rican conservationist, was killed protecting the eggs of endangered leatherbacks by poachers who sell the eggs as aphrodisiacs. Read the entire story here to understand the importance of preservation of this endangered species.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Saving Sea Turtles

Thank you, North Carolina Sea Turtle Hospital and National Geographic!