Who We Are
The Caretta Research Project is a hands on research, conservation and education project that has been protecting loggerhead sea turtles on Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge since 1973.
THREE GOALS OF THE PROJECT:
1) To learn more about the reproductive biology, population trends and nesting habits of loggerhead turtles
2) To enhance survival of eggs and hatchlings on a nesting beach
3) To educate and involve the public in turtle preservation
ACCOMPLISHMENTS SINCE 1973:
1) Tagged over 1,559 individual turtles
2) Monitored 4,032 nests containing more than 464,618 eggs
3) Successfully released over 286,463 hatchlings into the ocean
4) Trained 22 interns who have gone to other environmental / educational programs; and
5) Involved and educated over 3,000 volunteers from all over the world in sea turtle conservation efforts!
Join us for our annual
SEA TURTLE CELEBRATION!
SAVE THE DATE
October 5, 2017
LEARN WHAT WE DO AND WHY WE DO IT!
Interview with Joe Pfaller, Research Director
with the Caretta Research Project
David Troth Wright 2013
through our secure site!
2016 Fall Newsletter
Caretta Research Project
Savannah Science Museum, Inc.
P.O. Box 9841
Savannah, GA 31412