Leatherback Blog

Three encounters, one turtle!

By Justin Perrault | 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…

Memorial Day morning leatherbacks

By Justin Perrault | 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…

Turtle quartet

By Justin Perrault | 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…

Bananas!

By Justin Perrault | 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…

Finally some leatherbacks!

By Justin Perrault | 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…

Norma’s second appearance

By Justin Perrault | 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…

Gertrude

By Justin Perrault | 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.…

Stormy nights

By Justin Perrault | 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…

Norma

By Justin Perrault | May 16, 2016 | Comments Off on Norma

To close out our week last week, we encountered just one leatherback on Juno Beach.  She was a new nester with no tags; she nested on south Juno Beach.  The…

Double trouble

By Justin Perrault | May 11, 2016 | Comments Off on Double trouble

Tonight marks the second night in a row that we’ve had “double trouble” from the leatherbacks — two leatherbacks per night, that is! On Monday night, our big girl Nerita…