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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Sea Turtle Adoption Kits at Four Seasons Nevis

Nevis is known for its wildlife (you'll find that the monkey population is larger than the human population!) and this time of year sea turtles take center stage. We just received this fun news from Four Seasons Nevis:

The turtles off the shores of Nevis may not be racing, but tracking their travels is now much easier thanks to a novel partnership between the Caribbean Conservation Corporation (CCC) and Four Seasons Resort Nevis in the West Indies.

When endangered hawksbill, leatherback and green sea turtles climb onto the beach during their nesting season, many of them are outfitted with special devices which transmit signals to orbiting satellites, allowing scientists to track the migratory movements of each turtle.

Between June 1 and October 31, families checking into the Resort will receive a complimentary sea turtle adoption kit, including a certificate with their turtle’s name and photo. (Four Seasons will also make a donation to the CCC on behalf of the family.)

When young guests return from their vacation, they can also log on to a special Web site to track their turtle’s movement. All while enjoying some chocolate ‘turtle treats’ and a toy turtle courtesy of Four Seasons.

And boy, do these turtles get around! ‘Shelldon’, an adult female leatherback, was released off the coast of Panama in June 2005. Since then, she has traveled more than 6,000 miles and is currently hanging out in the Atlantic Ocean close to Canada.


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