We are very thankful for funding received from the Sea Turtle Grants Program to explore the effects of local climate on Caretta caretta hatchling output and to analyze the spatial and temporal scale of coastal construction in the Panhandle and the implications for marine turtle nesting grounds. The Sea Turtle Grants Program is funded from proceeds from the sale of the Florida Sea Turtle License Plate. Learn more at www.helpingseaturtles.org
We are at the #ISTS17_LasVegas follow our twitter and check out our presentations .
Monday 17th - Fuentes @RETOMALA 4pm climate change and sea turtles.
Tuesday 18th - Fuentes @Marquis 506pm turtles and sharks.
Wednesday 19th - Sella @poster coastal construction and sea turtles.
Thursday 20th - Ware @Marquis 1212pm the need for sea turtle nest relocation.
News from the Field: spatial distribution and population structure of sea turtles in Crystal River, Florida
As part of our project to assess the effects of the recreational bay scallop fishery on sea turtles in the Big Bend of Florida, we recently undertook a two day trip to Crystal river to collect information on the spatial distribution and population structure of sea turtles in the region. Our team caught ten turtles (4 loggerheads, 4 greens and 2 kemps) and collected information on their size, health and samples for DNA and stable Isotope. Transects were also conducted for vessels and turtle distribution. This project is partially funded by the Sea Turtle License Plate Grants. The Sea Turtle Grants Program is funded from proceeds from the sale of the Florida Sea Turtle License Plate. Learn more at www.helpingseaturtles.org