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Welcome to the official web site of the Bermuda Turtle Project, a research and education programme sponsored by the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo and the Sea Turtle Conservancy, formerly known as the Caribbean Conservation Corporation.

Since shortly after colonization in the early 1600s, Bermuda has had an impressive record of striving to protect sea turtles that are now endangered or threatened worldwide. The islands that make up Bermuda are surrounded by lush seagrass beds, healthy coral reefs, and crystal-clear, unpolluted waters which provide perfect habitat for young green turtles and hawksbills. Few other places on earth can match the beauty of this remote oceanic island where turtles enjoy complete protection.

Bermuda is one of a number of locations worldwide where post-pelagic, immature green turtles occur in the complete absence of adults. It may be the best site in the world where green turtles of this age can be studied in their natural habitat. Whereas most studies of sea turtles take place on nesting beaches, Bermuda provides scientists and resource managers with a unique opportunity to study the little understood juvenile stage of the green turtle.

The research efforts of the Bermuda Turtle Project are focused on filling in the information gaps on green turtle biology so that successful protection may be given to these fascinating, vanishing animals.

Please join our investigation into sea turtle life by learning more about the activities and discoveries of the Bermuda Turtle Project.

The Bermuda Turtle Project is now taking applications for its Biology and Conservation of Marine Turtles International In-Water Course.

View Course Announcement (pdf) | Course Application (pdf) | Course Application Form (Excel).

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The Bermuda Turtle Project is a collaborative effort of the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo and the Sea Turtle Conservancy. Anne Meylan (Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission) and Peter Meylan (Eckerd College) serve as the project's Scientific Directors, Mark Outerbridge (Bermuda Aquarium) is Project Coordinator. Development of this web page has been coordinated by Jennifer Gray. It has benefitted from the technical contributions of Dan Evans, Andrea Mosier, and Dan Chorba. Artwork by Michelle Pasquin and Tony Santos. Photo credits; Alan Marquardt, Ian MacDonald-Smith, Marshall DeCouto, Gene Ray, Bermuda Government Information Services, The Royal Gazette and The Bermuda Turtle Project Team. Financial support came from the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, Chevron International Bermuda, and the Sea Turtle Conservancy.
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