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Sea Turtle Conservation, Research and Education

The Georgia Southern University Sea Turtle Program integrates conservation, research, and education to protect sea turtles in the nesting environment, engage in applied research to support wildlife, and raise public awareness of current conservation challenges


The Sea Turtle Program monitors and protects loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and green (Chelonia mydas) sea turtle nests on St. Catherines Island


Collaborative research projects with the Geology & Geography Department range in topics from spatial ecology of sea turtle nesting to salt water intrusion and barrier island hydrogeology.


The Sea Turtle Program offers a number of hands-on educational opportunities for Georgia Southern students and recent graduates. Participants work along side conservationists to protect & save endangered species and habitats.