Links to Other Turtle Sites
Now that you have visited our page and whetted your appetite, we hope you will want to check out some of the following sites. Also, be sure to let us know if you discover some other sites we can add to our link list!
The Earthwatch Institute is an international nonprofit organization sponsoring researchers all over the world in their conservation and education initiatives. The Institute promotes the sustainable conservation of our natural resources and cultural heritage by creating partnerships among scientists, the general public, educators and businesses. Earthwatch currently sponsors several researchers with an ecosystem/biodiversity/conservation focus on sea turtles. Visit their homepage for additional information!"
The non-profit Sea Turtle Conservancy are dedicated to protecting endangered and threatened sea turtles through research, education and advocacy. "
Earth Island Institute's Sea Turtle Restoration Project works to protect sea
turtle populations in ways that meet the ecological needs of the sea turtles and
the needs of the local communities who share the beaches and waters with these
"A Page Devoted to Marine Turtles"
The Marinelife Center has aquariums, exhibits, marine touch tanks, live sea turtles and other coastal creatures." The Juno Center is right now taking calls to sign folks up for guided turtle nesting walks. The walks will be held throughout June and July.. Attendees should arrive by 8:30 p.m. There will be a slideshow presentation at 9:00 p.m. and while the slideshow is running, teams of volunteers comb the beach to find a nesting Loggerhead suitable for observation. Of course, sometimes the turtles don't arrive right on cue and folks signed up for the evening observation walk may have to wait an hour or two. But most nights, the high number of Loggerheads on the beach make for an immediate show. The walks are officially offered at no charge but the suggested donation is $5.00 for adults and $3.50 for kids. Please call the Center at (561) 627-8280 to sign up.
Palm Beach County's Department of Environmental Resources Management has a Natural Resources Stewardship Division and Maritime Resources Section which includes among it's areas of focus, a Sea Turtle Conservation Program. This site has a great deal of important and useful information on sea turtles ranging from local steps that can be taken to improve the survival rates of nesting sea turtles and hatchlings, to a listing of scheduled sea turtles walks open to the public during nesting season, particularly during the summer months, June through August.
The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Marine Research Institute are dedicated to "protecting Florida's marine resources". The organizations have coordinated the Statewide Nesting Beach Survey Program (SNBS) snce 1979. You will be able to find up to date nesting data from all over the state of Florida here.
SeaTurtle.org is dedicated to providing online resources and solutions in support of sea turtle conservation and research. The site includes a link to the "Marine Turtle Newsletter".
The Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex in Boca Raton, Florida, is a unique nature center presenting excellent exhibits of semi-tropical birds, animals, fish, sea creatures, herbs, trees, flowers and plants. Several guided nature walks are also offered to enhance your visit to the center.