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