Turtle Tracks Newsletter

March 2023


Come see us at Curry Hammock on March 25th!

The Save-A-Turtle education trailer will be at Curry Hammock (56200 Overseas Highway Marathon FL 33050) on Saturday, March 25th talking turtles! It's going to be a fantastic day of cleanup and education events. Please come by and say hello. More details on the event can be found on Coastlove's site HERE.

Where New York’s Sick Sea Turtles Go for Rehab and Squid Snacks...

At New York State’s only sea turtle rehabilitation center, workers are nursing a record number of sick patients back to health.

On a recent Thursday morning, Maxine Montello was at work making breakfast for 48 hungry diners.

She had a stack of numbered plastic trays, and a clipboard with a list of corresponding menu orders. Methodically, she placed each tray on a scale, cut up pieces of frozen squid and cold raw herring and added them — including heads and tails — measuring just the right amount.


Photo Credit - Anna Watts

Turtle news from "across the pond"

This young loggerhead turtle washed up on a Cornish beach. Image © Mike Pearson

'Unusually high' number of turtle strandings in the UK and Ireland

Turtle strandings around Britain and Ireland appear to be on the rise this winter. While these strandings are thought to be the result of an unseasonably stormy year, climate change could make them more common in future. Read more...

This bears repeating...

PLEASE Slow Down and Look Out!

Large loggerhead female deceased after boat strike. Red arrow indicates start of propeller strike.

It's an all too common occurrence when boats and marine animals meet on the water... boat strikes!

One way that you can help protect marine life when you’re out enjoying the waterways is to have a designated marine animal spotter on board whenever possible. Somebody that is looking out constantly for the dolphins, manatees and sea turtles that may be found in our waterways.

Additionally, please make sure you’re following slow speed and no wake signs.

If you happen to encounter an injured marine animal while you’re enjoying your boating time or out on the beach in Florida, please call the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922).

Outreach poster developed by NOAA Fisheries and the Hawai'i Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation

Outreach poster developed by NOAA Fisheries and the Hawai'i Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation

March 2023 Board Meeting

Save-A-Turtle Board Meeting

Monday, March 6th

6:30 - 8:30PM

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 423 427 8754

Passcode: 210787

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2023 Save-A-Turtle Board Members

Below are the elected members of the 2023 Save-A-Turtle Board

President: Harry Appel

Vice President: Heather Skelley

Treasurer: Dawn Bowles

Secretary: Sara Casey

Board Member: Alyssa Gruebele

Board Member: Chelsea Oatman

Board Member: Jennifer DeMaria

Board Member: Randy Beck

Board Member: Scott Cator

Technical Advisor: Sue Schaf

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Report Sick, Injured or Dead Sea Turtles in Florida

Call FWCC at 888-404-FWCC (3922)

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