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Toulouse Bound!

Well the day has finally come. I am headed to Toulouse, France to complete a three week study abroad program. Right now I am pretty torn. I am very excited about the trip, but I am also very sad about leaving my family when I feel like I just got…
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Excavations

Tonight (well, yesterday now), around 6:30 p.m., most of the turtle team for Keys beach and two volunteers from North Friars met at North Friars to excavate a nest that had hatched the night before. North Friars hatching rate is much, much higher than that of Keys and I had…
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First Live Leatherback Hatchling!

Over a week ago, high school students from Washington, D.C. began spending a few hours each night on patrol with us on the beach. Last night was their last night. At first, I was a bit worried about the whole ordeal. You never know how over ten high school students…
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I’m in China…what’s next!

I have been in China for five weeks and I would say that it has been an experience. Usually when people travel to a different country they experience what you would call a culture shock…in my opinion I have not experienced that. Yes, there are many things here that are different…
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Unexpected Crash Course in Turtle Husbandry

This year’s nesting season in St. Kitts  is the slowest it has ever been in 11 years, which means I haven’t seen many nesting Leatherbacks. So, I finally got the opportunity to flipper tag my first sea turtle last week. It was much easier than I imagined- two reps of…
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Sea Turtles In St. Kitts

I never imagined I would be so dependent on a 60-gallon trash bag. I also never imagined I would spend my summer working with nesting Leatherback sea turtles in a foreign country in the Caribbean. I have spent 19 glorious days in St. Kitts and, during most of those days,…
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