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Afternoon Insight: Sea Turtles

On the third Wednesday of themed educational months (February, April, June and October) from 3-4 p.m., visitors can learn about plant and animal life found in estuarine habitats. Get a closer look at a new topic each of these themed months, led by our knowledgeable volunteer docents, as well as researchers and members of environmental [...]

October 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Afternoon Insight: Sea Turtles

OceanWise Gala: A Huge Success!

Friends of the GTM Reserve's gala fundraising event, OceanWise: An Evening for the Estuaries was a huge success! Music played on the Turtle Pad; sustainable food was provided by area restaurants; a silent auction (which included a Hobie Mirage Tandem Island kayak); a Turtle Crawl game co-hosted by GTM Research Reserve Director, Dr. Mike Shirley and emcee, Jessica [...]

September 30th, 2016|News|Comments Off on OceanWise Gala: A Huge Success!

National Geographic Films Sea Turtle Emergence at GTM!

A National Geographic WILD film crew visited our beaches last week to capture a green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) nest emergence on camera. After five days of braving thunderstorms and pulling all-nighters, the crew was finally successful on their last night. Early Sunday morning, they recorded a partial nest emergence of 12-16 hatchlings. "Just goes to show that persistence [...]

September 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on National Geographic Films Sea Turtle Emergence at GTM!

Lecture on Juvenile Sea Turtles Tomorrow!

Attention all sea turtle fans! You don't want to miss tomorrow's Afternoon Insight lecture - "A Florida Mystery: The Emergence of a Debilitating Cancer in Juvenile Sea Turtles." The Guest lecturer is David Duffy, a cancer molecular biologist at the Sea Turtle Hospital, University of Florida’s Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience. He and other researchers are currently working to better [...]

August 16th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Lecture on Juvenile Sea Turtles Tomorrow!