Upwell's Dr. George Shillinger, and Wildlife Veterinarian, Dr. Heather Harris have been in Florida this week studying nesting leatherbacks with our partner, Dr. Justin Perrault from @loggerheadmarinelifecenter. So far, in 2019, they have encountered 52 individual leatherbacks and 128 on Juno, Jupiter and Tequesta Beaches, Florida. We are so grateful for the technical skills, hard work and dedication of Dr. Justin Perrault and his amazing research team! Without their support, our study of leatherback body condition would never have been possible.
Disclaimer: All marine turtle images taken in Florida were obtained with the approval of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) under conditions not harmful to this or other turtles. Images were acquired while conducting authorized research activities pursuant to FWC MTP-19-205. - 3 hours ago