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» Satellite-Tagged Leatherback Turtle “Hope” Returns to Nest in Florida for Second Consecutive Year—a First! April 6, 2021 12:37 pm
After a 17,000 km round trip migration up to the coast of New Jersey and down towards the Caribbean, leatherback turtle “Hope” returned to Jupiter Island, FL to nest just 1.5 km from her previous nest, which she laid in May 2020. Leatherback turtles typically... Read more

» Sea Turtle Grants Program Awards $415,000 to Conservation Projects in Florida March 30, 2021 2:06 pm
The Sea Turtle Grants Program (STGP), funded by the sale of Florida’s "Helping Sea Turtles Survive" specialty license plate, recently awarded $415,463.82 to 26 different projects benefiting Florida sea turtles as part of the 2021-2022 grant funding cycle. Since it’s inception, the Sea Turtle License Plate... Read more

» ACTION ALERT: Proposed law would create explosion of sea wall construction on Florida beaches March 4, 2021 4:05 pm
Florida’s sandy beaches are unlike any place in the world. More than 100 million people visit them each year, making them the main economic driver for our state. They provide coastal recreation, bring aesthetic beauty and infuse billions of dollars into our economy each year. Florida’s... Read more

» STC Accepting Applications for Research Assistants in Bastimentos Island National Marine Park, Tortuguero, and Bocas del Toro February 26, 2021 11:33 am
2021 Sea Turtle Monitoring - Panama Bastimentos Island National Marine Park Project description: Conservation and monitoring of nesting hawksbills and their nests. Location: Bocas del Toro Province, Panama, Bastimentos Island National Marine Park (BINMP): Zapatilla Cays and Playa Larga Project Dates: 27 April – 2 November 2021. Due... Read more

**NOTE: To purchase tracking bracelets from our official charity partners, please click this link or check out the companies listed on our Partners page here: ** SCAM ALERT! Companies operating under a variety of names are advertising on Facebook, selling products online, and illegally using STC’s... Read more

» Help STC Raise $54,000 for our In-Water Research Project this Giving Tuesday November 19, 2020 1:03 pm
Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) is hoping all of its supporters will participate in this year’s Giving Tuesday Campaign, which seeks to raise funds for the critical in-water work we are doing studying juvenile green turtles in the Gulf of Mexico. Though not as well-known as... Read more

» Congratulations 2021 Sea Turtle Calendar Contest Photo Winners! October 21, 2020 10:28 am
Introducing the winning photos from our 2021 Sea Turtle Calendar Contest! Thank you so much to everyone who entered this year's contest. It gets harder every year to narrow down hundreds of beautiful images to only 13 photos! Calendars will be for sale in our... Read more

» ACTION ALERT: Last Chance to Tell the State of Florida to Protect Sea Turtles and Other Coastal Wildlife by Rejecting the Proposed “MCORES” Toll Road Plan October 9, 2020 10:55 am
[caption id="attachment_34122" align="alignright" width="322"] The coastal waters off of Florida's Big Bend are a developmental habitat for juvenile sea turtles. Pictured here is a juvenile green turtle exploring a shallow seagrass bed.[/caption] In May 2019, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed Section 338.2278, which created the... Read more