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PRESS RELEASE A female leatherback sea turtle bearing flipper tags WC 2551 on the left and WC 2507 on the right was captured August 9th, 2012 off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA, by a research team led by Kara Dodge, a University of New Hampshire PhD student. These […]

Leatherback Sea Turtle Originally Tagged in St. Kitts Captured off ...

Map of St. Kitts showing the Location of the MAB reserve
By Orita Bailey St. Kitts and Nevis proudly became the first English Caribbean country to launch their Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme last week. At a one day workshop held at the FND conference room, the Executive Committee of the St. Kitts MAB was installed and began working on […]


PRESS RELEASE Nevis Historical & Conservation Society All fishers and the general public are asked to note that the 2012 closed season for turtles began on February 28 and will continue until October 1. The Fisheries Regulations 1995, No. 11 of 1995, Section 19 (1) “TURTLES” states that no one […]

2012 Closed Season for Turtles

On Sunday March 20th the St, Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring Network In-Water Tagging Team got quite a surprise when they captured a loggerhead sea turtle during one of their research trips. According to representatives from the St. Kitts Fisheries Department, Sam Heyliger and Ralph Wilkins, a loggerhead sea turtle has […]

SKSTMN In-Water Team Tags First Loggerhead Sea Turtle Reported in ...

By Raphaela Stimmelmayr and Maureen Sullivan, St. Kitts Reef Ecology Watch Group Times have changed, where greens, hawksbill, and trunks (leatherbacks) were so plentiful in the waters surrounding St. Kitts and Nevis that their meat, oil, and eggs were a welcome staple food for Kittitians and Nevisians.

Magical Underwater World of St. Kitts –SEA TURTLES

Basseterre, St. Kitts Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, assistant professor and 2006 alumna, Kimberly Stewart, DVM, continues to make connections in the community through her work as the director of the St. Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring Network (SKSTMN). Stewart has teamed up with Theophilus Taylor, president of the Sandy […]

Connecting in the Community with Local Sea Turtle Fishermen