Tag Archives: sea turtles

Sea otters participate in coastal restoration

by Jackie Lindsey, Vertebrate Ecology Lab There’s a new reason to love the world’s smallest marine mammal species – so let’s talk sea otters! These voracious predators are again making headlines in the science world as a new paper comes … Continue reading

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Dem bones, dem dry bones

by Jackie Schwartzstein, Vertebrate Ecology Lab Most of us remember the song from childhood: ‘Toe bone connected to the foot bone, Foot bone connected to the leg bone, Leg bone connected to the knee bone…’ But here at MLML the students in … Continue reading

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Staying Healthy: a Tough Part of Tropical Fieldwork

by Deasy Lontoh, Vetebrate Ecology Lab Kamdo! That’s “Good day” in Abun, the language in this region of Indonesia. The number of turtles coming up to nest is starting to go down, a sign that the nesting season is coming … Continue reading

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At the Business End of a Sea Turtle

by Deasy Lontoh, Vertebrate Ecology Lab Greetings from Papua! I’m back to study leatherback sea turtle reproduction for my thesis, this time for three and a half months. There are no hatcheries this year so I have to count turtle … Continue reading

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Turtle Talk from the Tropics

Authored by Deasy Lontoh, Vertebrate Ecology Lab; Edited by Brynn Hooton-Kaufman You may remember my story from last year, when I traveled to the Jamursba Medi beaches to see and learn about leatherback sea turtles. Well, this past summer I … Continue reading

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Meeting the giants – measuring up to a nesting leatherback

by Deasy Lontoh, Vertebrate Ecology Lab In July 2009, I went to see the leatherback turtles in Papua. After a five-hour flight from Jakarta to Sorong, West Papua, and a six-hour boat ride east, I finally arrived at Jamursba Medi … Continue reading

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Turtle Power: Paddling 12,000 miles across the Pacific

by Deasy Lontoh, Vertebrate Ecology Lab It usually takes me 17 to 20 hours to fly from San Francisco to Jakarta, Indonesia, which covers about 9,000 miles of distance. Most of my family members live in Indonesia and I come … Continue reading

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