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Foxtrot 1 & Sierra 1 Day 7: Two Turtles Tagged!

By wpdev July 2, 2017
Written by Foxtrot/Sierra mate, Kyra Benforte
June 30, 2017

This morning, we woke up at Nanny Cay on Tortola! We began our morning with a delicious breakfast of oatmeal with apples with cinnamon. After a successful de-docking (our second of program!), we set our sails and headed towards the island of Jost Van Dyke where we would spend the night.

At Diamond Cay on Jost Van Dyke, we picked up a mooring ball with ease and began our first day of turtling! We had a very thorough sea turtle lesson, learned all about the different species of turtles that can be found in the BVI as well as the different threats that turtles around the world face. This is all very important in understanding why we work so hard to protect their species by collecting data of their populations in the BVIs.

During our turtle tagging time, we were able to catch two different turtles! Our first turtle was very small and our second turtle was huge — 76 centimeters long! Following our exhilarating turtling session, we prepared a delicious dinner of burritos and headed to bed to get ready for our next busy day!

The greatest challenge during the program was staying entertained during the quarantine period. Not being able to leave your boat and not having a phone, which was a crutch against boredom, it was difficult at first to stay entertained.