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Caretta Research Project

Joined in February 2010

About Us

The Caretta Research Project is a non-profit organization that has been protecting the loggerhead sea turtles that nest on Wassaw Island, Georgia since 1973. The goals of the Project are to learn more about the biology and nesting trends of loggerheads, to protect eggs and hatchlings ona beach that has historically lost most nests to high tides and predators, and to involve and educate the public in sea turtle conservation efforts. The Project has amassed 37 years of data which has proved invaluable to helping coastal managers establish necessary conservation practices, and as a result, is regularly sought out by research institutions to collaborate on research projects.

Also, the bulk of the labor required to patrol at night for nesting turtles, to protect their nests from predators, and collect data for research is performed by paying volunteers. We have trained people from all over the United States, from ages 13-78, to help us collect data from the turtles and protect the nests and hatchlings.

The Caretta Research Project is a non-profit organization that has been protecting the loggerhead sea turtles that nest on Wassaw Island, Georgia since 1973. The goals of the Project are to learn more about the biology and nesting trends of…

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  • P.O. Box 9841
    Savannah, GA 31412

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