Leatherback Blog

Loggerhead and Green Sea Turtle Night Research: Reached 18K Nests!!

By Justin Perrault | July 28, 2019 |

As we experience the last few days in July, the greens are still nesting in full force, while the loggerheads are finishing up their last few nests. To date we…

Loggerhead and Green Sea Turtle Night Research: Nesting Tendencies

By Justin Perrault | July 21, 2019 |

Green and loggerhead turtles continue to nest in full force for the night crew’s 5th week of field work. We have officially surpassed 16,000 total nests that span our Juno,…

Loggerhead and Green Sea Turtle Night Research: Unintentional Boat Strike Field Work is Complete!

By Justin Perrault | July 14, 2019 |

As July rolls along, we are still on pace to have an exceptionally high nesting season. Currently there are 14,947 total nests the LMC Research Department has recorded across our…

Loggerhead and Green Sea Turtle Night Research: Week 3 Update and Blood Analysis

By Justin Perrault | July 6, 2019 |

Hopefully everyone had a wonderful and safe 4th of July week! With the rain that fell on Juno this past weekend, nesting activity for loggerheads and greens picked back up,…

Loggerhead and Green Sea Turtle Night Research: Week 2 and Endarteritis Project

By Justin Perrault | June 28, 2019 |

The loggerheads and greens are coming in waves at the moment here on Juno. Unfortunately due to the soft, dry sand from a lack of rain, many of them have…

Loggerhead and Green Sea Turtle Night Research: Week 1

By Justin Perrault | June 21, 2019 |

Now that the leatherback nesting season for the LMC night crew is over (though we still sample any that come ashore to nest), our attention has turned to the other…

Leatherback Nesting Season Week 11: The Final Week

By Justin Perrault | June 15, 2019 |

The final week of the 2019 leatherback nesting season for the LMC night crew has come to a close. We’ve had an absolute blast working with these magnificent creatures over…

Leatherback Nesting Season Week 10: The Penultimate Week

By Justin Perrault | June 7, 2019 |

The second to last week of the night crew’s 2019 leatherback season is complete. Even though the calendar says their season should be winding down, the turtles definitely did not…

Leatherback Nesting Season Week 9 Update: Another Day Time Nester and Some Returners

By Justin Perrault | June 2, 2019 |

Even though we are getting close to the end of monitoring, leatherbacks are still on a roll! Night crew encountered 11 turtles this week, 5 of the them were 1st…

Leatherback Nesting Season Week 8 Update: Body Condition Study

By Justin Perrault | May 25, 2019 |

This has been a special and extremely exciting week for our night crew on Juno Beach.  In collaboration with Upwell, a California based marine research and conservation 501(c)3 nonprofit, and…