Saving Sea Turtles in the Bahamas with Earthwatch

by Earthwatch Institute
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Summary

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

Solution

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.

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.

Resources

http:/​/​www.earthwatch.org
Swimming With Sea Turtles in the Bahamas

Organization Information

Earthwatch Institute

Location: Boston, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.earthwatch.org
Project Leader:
Joanna Freed
Boston, MA United States

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