Luis Huckstadt in Santiago, Chile - We are expanding our work with sea lions in the Southern Hemisphere. During the past month of July, we had the opportunity to deploy a new set of satellite tags on sea lions, this time in Chile.
Nicole Teutschel at UC Santa Cruz, Long Marine Lab--Today Luis Huckstadt boarded the massive icebreaker US-chartered Russian ship R/V Yuzhmorgeologiya to start his 3-4 day journey across the Drake Passage into wild Antarctica. Luis, a PhD student in Dan Costa’s Lab, is embarking on a major expedition to the frigid, unforgiving Antarctic waterways: home to some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth.
George Shillinger, Monterey Bay, CA. Something that most folks don’t realize is how difficult it is to track turtles, notes TOPP researcher Scott Eckert.
George Shillinger in Monterey, CA -- Mistaking them for jellyfish, Stephanie, Windy, Drexelina and Champira ate a bunch of plastic bags.
George Shillinger in Monterey, CA. -- Did commercial fishermen or shark-finners off the Galapagos or Peru accidentally kill Stephanie, Windy, Drexelina or Champira?
George Shillinger in Monterey, CA -- Did the leatherbacks’ harnesses fall off, or have their tags broken?
George Shillinger in Monterey, CA. Did Stephanie and her sister leatherbacks die of old age?
George Shillinger, in Monterey, CA -- Where in the world is Stephanie Colburtle, the leatherback turtle?
Freedom Turtle, from the Summer-to-Summer Super Swimathon. (That's me, the light blue turtle in the pack with Champiro and Purple Lightning.
Freedom Turtle here. Just wanted to announce that WE’RE OFF!!!!