Funds raised during this campaign will help support the purchase a vessel and research supplies for our new Florida In-Water Project. The state of Florida and its waters are among the most important in the US for sea turtle survival. The near shore waters are especially important to young sea turtles and their healthy growth. Juvenile turtles come from nesting beaches around the Caribbean and Atlantic to grow up in Florida’s warm waters. The majority of sea turtle research is conducted when turtles come to the beach to nest; however, they spend nearly their entire life in the ocean. The In-water Project, based out of Cedar Key, Florida, seeks to study sea turtles in their natural habitat, the ocean.
STC’s Board of Directors will be matching donations made today, up to a total of $20,000! Help turn $20,000 in to $40,000 for Florida In-Water Sea Turtle Research!