Sea Turtle Conservation on Jekyll Island
Author: Shawna Armbruster
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. C. Tate Holbrook
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island has been working tremendously to revive the sea turtle’s population. The techniques they use involve educating the public, rehabilitation of injured Sea turtles along with other species until ready for release back into the wild and research taking many approaches. In the research department we do saturated pit tagging, flipper tags, and take genetic samples to monitor our nesting turtle’s migration patterns and family ties. Also we take habitat measurements and monitor the nest daily to help protect from predation. These efforts are increasing the sea turtle population.