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With your tax-deductible contribution in the amount of only $50.00, you will receive a certificate and a picture of the nest assigned to you or your group.
After the nest hatches, you will receive information about the nest and how many of the hatchlings were released into the ocean.
In Broward County 3,539 sea turtle nests were laid last year. Marine biologists invest time and energy to protect these endangered animals. Frequently these nests must be relocated to prevent hatchling disorientation.
The National Save the Sea Turtle Foundation supports NOVA Southeastern University Oceanographic Center’s students and Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program.
Oceanographic Center students are just beginning our 23rd Year of The Sea Turtle Conservation Program. The operation employs 23 field workers who are primarily NSUOC Graduate Students or recent graduates. Students patrol over 38 km of Broward County beaches each morning at dawn, from March 1 through September 30. Endangered Sea Turtle nests are identified, marked, located by GPS and sometimes relocated from intensely lighted beaches to avoid Hatchling disorientation.
Loggerhead yearly nest counts were in decline from 2000 To 2009, but in 2010, 2,282 Loggerhead nests were recorded, which was 26% higher than in 2009, the highest number since 2000.
Green Sea Turtles deposited the second highest number of nests since project inception which was only 4 nests below the record number of 272 recorded in 2008.
Leatherback Turtles continue to nest in Broward County in lower numbers (14 nests last year), but there is a long term increasing trend.
The project depends upon the support and cooperation of the public. A portion of the project is funded by The National Save the Sea Turtle Foundation from donations to their Adopt a Nest Program.
National Save The Sea Turtle Foundation