Jamaica Environment Trust

Sea Turtle Monitoring Data (2011)

In 2010, JET coordinated a sea turtle monitoring project in three parishes: Portland, St. Elizabeth and Westmoreland. Monitoring began in May of the 2011 turtle nesting season. A summary of the project activities and data can be found here:

Whale Facts

Who do whales belong to? Are whales eating all the fish? Why is a whale not a fish? What effect could whaling have on Tourism? Can whaling be sustainable? Find out more about wonderful whales and dolphins and whaling in the Caribbean from the Whale Facts series.

Sea Turtle Field Guides

Learn more about the four sea turtle species commonly found in Jamaican waters: Loggerhead, Leatherback, Hawksbill and Green Sea Turtle.

Marine Mammals in Jamaican Waters

While very few sightings have been accurately recorded, it is estimated that approximately 28 species of marine mammals live in Jamaican waters. Only a few of these species have actually been seen in our waters.

Earth Facts – Wetlands

A wetland is any place that is regularly flooded with fresh, brackish or salty water. Find out more about wetlands, their importance, and what we can do to protect them in this issue of Earth Facts.

Earth Facts – Sea Turtles…Ancient Mariners

Sea turtles have roamed the oceans for over 100 million years. They are reptiles – they need air to breathe, they are “cold-blooded” and they lay leathery eggs. All sea turtles have been heavily exploited by humans and all are afforded some degree of legal protection. Find ou more about sea turtles in this issue […]

Earth Facts – Marine Mammals

Have you ever seen a whale or dolphin and wondered about them? What do they eat, do they live in Jamaica and why are they called marine mammals? This issue of Earth Facts will answer some basic questions about marine mammals.