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!
Posted on May 21st, 2013 by danicagray12
Filed under: Danica Gray