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Beverly nested!

We were just checking the data records sent to us by our friends at Nature Seekers in Trinidad about the Canadian turtles they’ve seen on the beach.

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Beverly

It’s generally the time of year that we start to get very excited about our turtles heading to the nesting beach.

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Nicole and the map

Here is where our turtles are. I have found it difficult to post these maps of late. The process itself is the same, of course. But I used to send the links to my friend Nicole.

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Back at the office

We’re gradually settling back into office life, packing away equipment and painstakingly transferring information from our field sheets to our database.

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Riley and Lily Rose … and an update on our current turtle gang

Riley and Lily Rose have both been seen nesting in French Guiana! We’ve just heard from our friend Antoine Baglan, who manages the database for Association KWATA in Cayenne, French Guiana.

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Sargassum and turtle tracks

There have been a lot of developments at Matura Beach of late. We’ve been keeping a close eye on Christie and Sharon, our nesting turtles.

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Sharon joins the turtle crew

And now there are three turtles to follow again. Our friends at the Nature Seekers satellite tagged another “Canadian” turtle at Matura Beach, Trinidad, that we have named Sharon

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Nothing short of AMAZING!

Christie is BACK! The turtle phone rang at 12:30 this morning.

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Beverly’s feast

Well, my prediction that Beverly would turn suddenly down to the nesting beach was wrong. She is still hanging off the Azores, and not heading to Trinidad.

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No more Christie

Christie’s tag stopped transmitting on Saturday. We are so disappointed. She was just 300 kilometers away from where we expected her to nest. She had logged approximately 11,500 kilometres since [...]