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Two double turtle nights in a row!

By neonadmin | June 7, 2016 | Comments Off on Two double turtle nights in a row!

Last night felt like deja vu since we had another two-turtle night on Juno!  Both turtles were previously tagged and encountered earlier this season.  The first turtle that our researchers encountered was Nerita, the largest turtle that we have seen this season!  Nerita has been seen twice before by our team this season, once in April…

Two more leatherbacks

By neonadmin | June 6, 2016 | Comments Off on Two more leatherbacks

What a great start to our week!  Our biologists encountered two previously tagged leatherbacks on south Juno Beach last night.  The first was Clinton, a turtle that was tagged just this season by our team.  If you remember, Clinton had some fishing line wrapped around one of her flippers the last time we saw her.  Our…

Three encounters, one turtle!

By neonadmin | June 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Three encounters, one turtle!

Last night was another quiet night for the leatherbacks on Juno.  Our crew encountered just one turtle at midnight as she crawled up the beach.  This particular turtle was familiar to us; we have seen her not once, but twice already this season!  She was last spotted in April and was already tagged by fellow…

Memorial Day morning leatherbacks

By neonadmin | May 30, 2016 | Comments Off on Memorial Day morning leatherbacks

The leatherback action is staying steady on Juno Beach!  Last night, our crew encountered two leatherbacks.  The first was spotted just before midnight on north Juno Beach.  Ainsley was tagged earlier this season by LMC biologists and this is the first time that we have seen her return to Juno since then.  Ainsley was probably nesting on…

Turtle quartet

By neonadmin | May 27, 2016 | Comments Off on Turtle quartet

What another exciting night we had on Juno!  Our crew encountered four turtles in total, which kept us quite busy.  All of the turtles that we encountered had already been tagged previously. The first turtle to be spotted last night was Cinderella, a turtle that was tagged earlier this season by LMC.  This is her second appearance…

Bananas!

By neonadmin | May 26, 2016 | Comments Off on Bananas!

Even though we encountered just one leatherback on last night’s survey, the night was still BANANAS!  Why was it bananas, you ask?  Well, the turtle we encountered is named Chiquita!  Chiquita was first tagged by LMC in 2009 and was seen nesting four times in that season.  She was spotted crawling out of the ocean on north Juno…

Finally some leatherbacks!

By neonadmin | May 25, 2016 | Comments Off on Finally some leatherbacks!

What an exciting night we had on Juno Beach last night!  We sure missed these busy nights after we went quite a few nights with no leatherbacks in the last week or so.  We encountered a total of four leatherbacks last night; the action started early and pretty much happened all at once! The first…

Norma's second appearance

By neonadmin | May 24, 2016 | Comments Off on Norma's second appearance

After a leatherback-less Sunday night on Juno Beach, researchers were thrilled to spot a leatherback emerging from the surf early on Monday night.  It was around 10 pm when our biologists patiently waited for the turtle to ascend the beach and start digging her egg chamber.  Once the turtle began depositing eggs, we were able…

Gertrude

By neonadmin | May 20, 2016 | Comments Off on Gertrude

We are happy to report that we closed out our week on a good note: finding a leatherback!  After a quiet week, our team was excited to spot another turtle.  The turtle was found just before 3 am on north Juno Beach and was previously tagged.  Gertrude was originally tagged by LMC researchers in 2012…

Stormy nights

By neonadmin | May 19, 2016 | Comments Off on Stormy nights

We sure have battled some pretty intense storms out there on the beach the last couple of nights!  Unfortunately, it’s been quiet this week with the leatherbacks on Juno.  As of last night, we have only encountered one turtle all week. The turtle was spotted on south Juno on Tuesday night, just before midnight.  She…