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We were recently awarded three grants from the Sea Turtle Grants Program (see below). The Sea Turtle Grants Program is funded from proceeds from the sale of the Florida Sea Turtle License Plate. Learn more at

Fuentes, Mariana (PI), & Ingels, Jeroen Omer Georgette (Co-PI). (May 2018–May 2019). Life on Loggerheads: an integrated epibiosis study to assess foraging behavior, reproductive success and habitats of Northern Gulf of Mexico loggerheads nesting at St. George Island. Total award $10,571.

Fuentes, Mariana (PI), & Montero, Natalie Alexandra (Co-PI). (May 2018–May 2019). Assessing different marine turtle nest protection measures against coyotes.  Total award $12,413.

Fuentes, Mariana (PI), & Wildermann, Natalie Elizabeth (Co-PI). (May 2018–May 2019). Integrative assessment of a loggerhead foraging aggregation in Crystal River. Total award $12,826.