So my adventures here in St. Kitts have been amazing! Seeing all those nesting mothers on the beach has been breathtaking. The incredible experience I’m having doesn’t end there though!
Today, Dr. Stewart, Research Assistant Sara Ramirez and myself were guests at the St. Kitts and Nevis Defense Force Cadet Corps meeting. We were provided the opportunity to talk about the turtles that are found here, the nesting program, and with the long distance help of the GSTC education staff we even “rescued” our own turtle from marine debris!
The students were great and had some pretty incredible questions. At the end of the program the students had prepared a special thank you for us and selected a cadet to come forward and read it. It was awesome to be so appreciated by them!
Well the adventures continue and I’m headed off to patrol for the evening! Rumor has it a Mr. Leatherback may be swimming into town…
~Jeannie Miller, Aquarist – on location in St. Kitts, West Indies