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This is me with a leatherback sea turtle in the Spring of this year. With an organization known as Ocean Spirits based in Grenada where I attend St. George’s University’s DVM program, I got to spend an entire night on the beach assisting with research with these beautiful babies.
I was shouldered with catching and counting her eggs as she laid them. I don’t remember the exact numbers, but I know her fertilized egg count was somewhere around one hundred and twenty or so while her unfertilized egg count was closer to thirty or forty. While I was doing that, other team members were measuring the width and length of her carapace among other things. 
It was truly an amazing experience to work with these animals, but the most amazing part of it all is seen in the bottom picture. In Grenada, it is not unheard of for there to be poaching of both the turtles and their nests. These locals had once been part of that trade, but with education, they turned it all around to devote their lives to protecting these animals. They have rakes in their hands to hide the turtles path from any potential poachers who would seek out her nest,
Just thought I’d share a beautiful experience with you guys.
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Fujifilm FinePix JX310
ISO
200
Aperture
f/3.9
Exposure
1/70th
Focal Length
11mm
This is me with a leatherback sea turtle in the Spring of this year. With an organization known as Ocean Spirits based in Grenada where I attend St. George’s University’s DVM program, I got to spend an entire night on the beach assisting with research with these beautiful babies.
I was shouldered with catching and counting her eggs as she laid them. I don’t remember the exact numbers, but I know her fertilized egg count was somewhere around one hundred and twenty or so while her unfertilized egg count was closer to thirty or forty. While I was doing that, other team members were measuring the width and length of her carapace among other things. 
It was truly an amazing experience to work with these animals, but the most amazing part of it all is seen in the bottom picture. In Grenada, it is not unheard of for there to be poaching of both the turtles and their nests. These locals had once been part of that trade, but with education, they turned it all around to devote their lives to protecting these animals. They have rakes in their hands to hide the turtles path from any potential poachers who would seek out her nest,
Just thought I’d share a beautiful experience with you guys.
Zoom Info
Camera
Fujifilm FinePix JX310
ISO
100
Aperture
f/8
Exposure
1/85th
Focal Length
5mm

This is me with a leatherback sea turtle in the Spring of this year. With an organization known as Ocean Spirits based in Grenada where I attend St. George’s University’s DVM program, I got to spend an entire night on the beach assisting with research with these beautiful babies.

I was shouldered with catching and counting her eggs as she laid them. I don’t remember the exact numbers, but I know her fertilized egg count was somewhere around one hundred and twenty or so while her unfertilized egg count was closer to thirty or forty. While I was doing that, other team members were measuring the width and length of her carapace among other things.

It was truly an amazing experience to work with these animals, but the most amazing part of it all is seen in the bottom picture. In Grenada, it is not unheard of for there to be poaching of both the turtles and their nests. These locals had once been part of that trade, but with education, they turned it all around to devote their lives to protecting these animals. They have rakes in their hands to hide the turtles path from any potential poachers who would seek out her nest,

Just thought I’d share a beautiful experience with you guys.

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