September 11, 2006
Well, it’s been a busy week here but at the computer, not in the yard. We have finally got a new version of the blog up and running. It looks a little different but it has solved some of the problems that kept us from making it public. We will continue to tweak it as the weeks go by but we’d like you guys to take it for a test drive before we put a link on the website.
Apologies to those of you that posted comments in the past – they got lost in the transition. 😦 So you’ll just have to leave new comments! We’ll get back to turtles here shortly . . .
We’re going to stop posting here –
so click over to the new blog and bookmark it.
As of December 2008 that blog was shut down and is no longer available.
August 23, 2006
Those of us who are lucky enough to be here this time of year get to see literally thousands of them. Leatherbacks rarely, but loggerheads and greens – well the place is just crawling with them! So here are some pics for those of you far away. Each year it is always a surprise to see how tiny they are when they start out life. And they have such a long way to go until they reach maturity – if they make it. The most recent estimates are that 1 in 3000 – 5000 make it to maturity. Which is why the adults that have made it to reproductive age are so important to sea turtle populations.
Without further ado, we give you hatchlings!
The Kiddie Pool
Green (left) and loggerhead
Two loggerheads – the color variation is normal
Smile and say “loggerhead!”
This is from last year – leatherbacks are in constant motion which
is why we release them the day we get them.