Earthwatch's Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas

by Earthwatch Institute
Earthwatch's Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas
Earthwatch's Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas
Earthwatch's Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas
Earthwatch's Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas
Earthwatch's Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas
Earthwatch's Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas
Earthwatch's Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas
Earthwatch's Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas
Earthwatch's Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas
Earthwatch's Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas
Earthwatch's Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas
Earthwatch's Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas
Earthwatch's Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas
Earthwatch's Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas
Earthwatch's Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas
Earthwatch's Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas
Earthwatch's Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas
Earthwatch's Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas
Earthwatch's Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas
Earthwatch's Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas
Earthwatch's Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas
Earthwatch's Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas

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.

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Organization Information

Earthwatch Institute

Location: Boston, MA - USA
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Twitter: @earthwatch_org
Project Leader:
Heather Wilcox
Boston, MA United States
$5,481 raised of $10,000 goal
 
91 donations
$4,519 to go
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