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Barbados Sea Turtle Conservation Project

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The Barbados Sea Turtle Project operates from the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill Campus).

For over 20 years, they have been involved in the conservation of the endangered marine turtle species that exist on Barbados.

We talk to Professor Julia Horrocks from the University of the West Indies, and her volunteers about the work they undertake to save the sea turtles around Barbados. Each week, volunteers dive on the reefs and wrecks around Barbados, hoping to find new turtles to tag and study. Previously tagged turtles are checked and logged again to update the statistics. Hightide Watersports, a local dive operator works closely with the project giving them assistance to dive in the waters off the Barbados coastline to tag and monitor the turtles that are found there. The public and holidaymakers are encouraged to report any sightings on the beaches of new hatchlings to the conservationists.

For more information and how to get involved, visit their website. Barbados sea turtles conservation project.

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