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Saving Sea Turtles in the Bahamas with Earthwatch

 
$3,835
$6,165
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The green sea turtle and the hawksbill sea turtle are in trouble. Even though the Bahamian government has made it illegal to catch them in the country's waters, to save these endangered species from further decline, researchers need to ensure their habitats are protected from coastal development and climate change.

How will this project solve this problem?

Help scientists find out exactly where these habitats are by donating to help researchers snorkel and boat to determine where turtles are most abundant and measuring physical characteristics of the water like depth and temperature, you'll help uncover the qualities that make for preferred foraging grounds.

Potential Long Term Impact

Discovering which habitats are most important to these turtles will help researchers and the government create plans that protect the right habitats from development. By taking this rare opportunity to share the water with these ancient creatures, you'll help ensure their futures. **Your donations may help this project directly, or one of our other equally important conservation initiatives globally.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $3,835
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $6,165
Total Funding Goal: $10,000

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Project Leader

Joanna Freed

Boston, MA United States

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