“To promote the conservation of marine turtles
through research and education“
Welcome to the official web site of the Bermuda Turtle Project, a cooperative research and education program by the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, and the Sea Turtle Conservancy.
Since shortly after colonization in the early 1600s, Bermuda has had an impressive record of striving to protect sea turtles that are now endangered or threatened worldwide. The islands that make up Bermuda are surrounded by lush seagrass beds, healthy coral reefs, and crystal-clear, unpolluted waters which provide perfect habitat for young green turtles and hawksbills. Few other places on earth can match the beauty of this remote oceanic island where turtles enjoy complete protection.
Bermuda is one of a number of locations worldwide where post-pelagic, immature green turtles occur in the complete absence of adults. It may be the best site in the world where green turtles of this age can be studied in their natural habitat. Whereas most studies of sea turtles take place on nesting beaches, Bermuda provides scientists and resource managers with a unique opportunity to study the little understood juvenile stage of the green turtle.
The research efforts of the Bermuda Turtle Project are focused on filling in the information gaps on green turtle biology so that successful protection may be given to these fascinating, vanishing animals.
Please join our investigation into sea turtle life by learning more about the activities and discoveries of the Bermuda Turtle Project.