IRG’s marine turtle conservation efforts include monitoring populations in numerous locations throughout the state of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. Areas monitored include Key West, Lake Worth, Indian River Lagoon, Big Bend, and the Natural Resource Damage Assessment in the Gulf of Mexico.Read More..
The beaches along Hutchinson Island are among the most important in the western hemisphere for sea turtle nesting. Each spring and summer IRG conducts daily surveys along 16 km of these beaches to count sea turtle nests and record how many hatchlings these nests produced.Read More..
IRG rescues hundreds of sea turtles every year. Some are hatchlings which are found in nests predated by racoons or failed to fully emerge during hatchout. Other rescues are conducted at sea or a result of calls into Florida’s stranding network which bring IRG scientists to the site of a sick or injured sea turtle.Read More..
With the tremendous need for expertise in locating and capturing marine wildlife, IRG was called on to play an integral role in rescuing oiled sea turtles. Through these efforts, over 500 sea turtles affected by the spill were brought ashore for cleaning and rehabilitation.Read More..
Inwater Research Group is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit corporation with a mission to provide the scientific community and general public with information to promote conservation of coastal and marine species and their habitats.
Sandy’s satellite transmitter provides much needed data on the movements of captive reared sea turtles that are released to the wild.
Our new Dark Skies Poster is the fifth in the series. We also have a North Atlantic Right Whale poster, a Sargassum Drift Community poster, a Wrack Community poster, and Florida Nearshore Reefs Poster.