News and Updates

» ACTION ALERT: Florida Bill to Prevent Straw Bans to be voted on next Monday (March 4) February 27, 2019 2:40 pm
ACTION ALERT: Florida Bill to Prevent Straw Bans to be voted on next Monday Single-use plastics pose a threat to all marine life, but especially to sea turtles. Researchers from the University of Exeter recently found single use plastics and fibers in the gut of... Read more

» JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Sea Turtle Lighting Project Specialist January 31, 2019 2:53 pm
Overview and Purpose Sea Turtle Conservancy is based in Gainesville, Florida and is the oldest and most accomplished sea turtle organization in the world. STC is hiring a Lighting Project Specialist to work on our Sea Turtle Lighting Project. This person will work as part... Read more

» Join STC for our 5th Annual Sea Turtle Expedition to Cuba! January 23, 2019 9:02 am
STC and Holbrook Travel are working together again to bring you another incredible Sea Turtle Expedition to Cuba! From July 6 - July 13, 2019 you can join experts from the Sea Turtle Conservancy and take part in sea turtle conservation efforts, all while experiencing the... Read more

» Help STC Raise $50,000 on Giving Tuesday November 27th! November 18, 2018 12:39 pm
[caption id="attachment_29186" align="alignright" width="200"] STC's Rick Herren holds a juvenile green turtle caught and released as part of STC's In-Water Research Project. [/caption] On November 27th, Sea Turtle Conservancy is participating in our 6th annual Giving Tuesday to raise $50,000 for our new In-Water Research... Read more

» Support STC’s Lisa’s Fund with “Flippery When Wet” Soaps! November 3, 2018 8:11 am
Guest blog post by Diane & Linda Randgaard Our younger sister, Lisa, loved to travel and did so with great joy and wonder. The decline of her physical health from the congenital heart condition she lived with so bravely was a limit she recognized, once... Read more

» 2019 Sea Turtle Calendar Contest Winners! November 1, 2018 12:10 pm
Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) would like to give a special congratulations to the winners of our 2019 Sea Turtle Scenes Calendar Contest! All of the photos were truly fantastic. Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter! The winning photographs will be featured... Read more

» NBC News: STC Helps Install New Lights Along Florida Coastline to Protect Baby Sea Turtles September 26, 2018 3:10 pm
STC's Executive Director David Godfrey was recently interviewed by NBC Nightly News to discuss the importance of sea turtle friendly lighting in Florida, which STC has played a major role in implementing across the state. The story aired live on September 22, 2018 and can... Read more

» STC Lighting Project Manager Receives Lighting Specialist Certification August 28, 2018 2:19 pm
Sea Turtle Conservancy now has a certified Lighting Specialist I on staff! Lighting Project Manager Rachel Tighe recently received her Lighting Specialist I certification through the National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD).   [caption id="attachment_28063" align="aligncenter" width="700"] STC Lighting Project Manager Rachel Tighe discusses a... Read more