Satellite tags donated by Dr Todd Rimkus, Marymount University & Hawksbill Hoped used to document sea turtle migration patterns in Belize!
In response to a question posed on "turtle friendly" beach lighting on the Sea Turtle listserver this response outlines how you can check your beach and see if it meets the recommendations of sea turtle scientists.
For approved sea turtle lighting in Florida please visit: http://myfwc.com/media/418417/SeaTurtle_LightingGuidelines.pdf
So far this year, we have reports of 93 turtles throughout the country! 54 of these have been hawskbill, 19 green, 18 loggerhead, 1 leatherback, and 1 unknown! 5 of the reports have been of stranded turtles. Remember, if you have observed a turtle while in Belize be sure to tell us by filling out our In-Water Turtle Observation form under the tab 'Submit Report' or email us!
Be sure to check out our new web page with all the data from our very first In-Water Turtle Surveys in 2011!
There is a lot of really neat information about the turtles that we see here in Belize!
Check back for updates on our activities and reports shared by volunteers in the field!