Pictured above is "Dori", a juvenile green marine turtle who was satellite tagged in 2011 by the Friends of the GTM Reserve and its partners all involved in the Northeast Florida Turtle Tracking Project.
Friends of the GTM Reserve
Sea turtles have been using our beaches as nesting grounds since the era of the dinosaurs. Today, these gentle creatures are facing the same fate as the dinosaurs; extinction.
The GTM Research Reserve Sea Turtle Patrol Program is a volunteer-based effort to monitor and evaluate sea turtle nests on the Reserve’s beach. The volunteers educate many people each year through direct contact on the beach and through lecture presentations.
Your support will enable these volunteers to increase awareness and continue their outreach and educational efforts.
Through our outreach and education pro-grams, we hope to have a long-lasting and meaningful impact on the sea turtle nesting population by:
1. Reducing the disturbance and harassment of nesting sea turtles by educating the public about the hazards of night time beach activities and the importance of responsible beachfront lighting.
2. Increasing the hatchling survival rate by educating the public of the dangers associated with beach obstructions on the beach and human intervention.
3. Aiding injured sea turtles and returning them to their natural habitat.
To Adopt a Nest today use this linkRegister Now!
Level one $50 -
Level two $100-
Level three $250-