STC Sea Turtle Blog

CCC Loves Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Sea turtle nesting season is our favorite time at CCC, and this year we have been busy attending festivals throughout Florida to spread the word about sea turtle conservation. In addition to community outreach, CCC recently invited board members and volunteers on a trip to the Indian River Lagoon in Melbourne Beach, Florida, to observe in-water sea turtle research first hand. Thanks to our wonderful research partners at University of Central Florida, Dr. Llew Ehrhart and Dean Bagley, we were able to get up close with juvenile green and sub-adult loggerhead turtles. Check out the pictures of the lagoon trip and other community outreach events!

Dr. Ehrhart presenting to staff and volunteers

Juvenile Green Turtle

Board President Laura Forte holding a small green turtle

Dean Bagley and the UCF Marine Turtle Research Team

Baby Sam looking at the large green turtle

Volunteers pose with Communications Coordinator Rocio Johnson

CCC exhibit at MarineQuest in St. Petersburge

Kids working on the Causes Quilt for Tour de Turtles

Parents and child learning about sea turtle threats

Quilt highlights sea turtle threats