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Internship in NC: Turtle time!

Today we start our training for tagging and collecting samples of loggerhead sea turtles.  I have never been so excited in my life!  I have been on Bear Island for 4 days now, and I already feel right at home.  There are 3 other interns here with me, all boys (Jeremy, Caleb, and David).  Jeremy is the only one with experience, and he is sort of the father of the group it seems.  But everyone has been really helpful and we all work as a group!

The day I arrived, Saturday, they found a washed up turtle on the beach that was unfortunately dead.  This is the turtle we will be doing our training with.  I am excited to see how big these turtles get, but I wish my first wild turtle would be living and not dead.

I will be sure to keep everyone updated on my journey through this wonderful internship in Swansboro, North Carolina!

Washed up jelly fish

Washed up jelly fish

Blue fish Jeremy caught

Blue fish Jeremy caught

Crab that I caught!

Crab that I caught!

The interns! Jeremy, Caleb, David, and me.

The interns! Jeremy, Caleb, David, and me.

5 Responses to “Internship in NC: Turtle time!”

  1. Hi Danica! Your internship sounds really interesting and worthwhile. I’d love to see some photos, too.

  2. I will be posting them as I take them!

  3. Hi Danica,
    I used to live in NC, and have heard of Swansboro but never visited! Looks like an interesting little town on the water. Hope you have some time to explore when you’re not in training!

  4. Keep the posts coming. Those of us at Augie like to hear about the great things students do in the summer.

  5. We just dissected a turtle that unfortunately died and we go on our first patrol tonight, so be on the look out tomorrow for a more updated account of what is happening! Thank you guys so much for all of your support :)

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