What is STOP? STOP is a non-profit sea turtle conservation organization made up of local volunteers who conduct nighttime nest surveys and monitoring to rescue and release disoriented sea turtle hatchlings in Broward County, Florida.
The program has reduced the hatchling mortality rate by over 50% in Broward County. Our FWCC certified nighttime survey volunteers monitor sea turtle nests and count the number of hatchlings that emerge. Hatchlings that go east to the ocean are left alone. Hatchlings that disorient to lights are documented and recovered in buckets. Rescued hatchlings are released into the sea or taken to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton. We record the data with mobile devices in real-time using the FORMS app from Device Magic and publish the results on an interactive map as a public service. Since 2007, STOP volunteers have bucketed over 240,000 hatchlings that disoriented to lights on Broward County beaches.
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It’s time to get trashed again with Surfrider Broward & Sun of a Beach Cleanup! Let’s clean the beach then join hands in solidarity against offshore drilling! Together we can prove how much we love this beautiful place we call home! We all deserve clean water & healthy beaches. Protect what you love!
We will meeting at the Jetty pavilion. It’s at the north end of the park by Port Everglades & across from the NSU campus. Don’t forget to mention you are attending the cleanup for free admission to the park.
At 10:45 AM we will dump our trash & join hands along the shoreline to show the world our opposition again seismic air gun testing & oil drill off our coasts!
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This will be our fourth year offering the very successful Citizen’s Scientist Program. You are eligible to participate in this program with the purchase of a one-year membership. The program is unlike any other marine conservation program! If you love the environment and would like to work hands-on in the conservation of an endangered species and their habitats then you need to take a look at our program and/or share this with someone who fits this criteria. You don't have to be a Ph.D. Biologist or a Government Official! You just have to be an active member of our organization!
Spend 6 nights side by side with our rescue staff and experience what it’s like to be on the front lines of conservation of an endangered species! Our guests observe firsthand the perils hatchlings face on their critical journey to find the ocean. Life for sea turtles on a heavily urbanized nesting beach requires multiple conservation strategies. Unfortunately, that will always involve some form of regulated human interaction to aid in their population maintenance and possible population recovery.
Our rescue program plays a vital role in the conservation strategy for the Broward County sea turtle population recovery. We have saved the lives of over 240,000 sea turtle hatchlings disoriented away from the ocean by urban lighting. This remarkable accomplishment is attributed to being at the right place at the right time. The methodology is consistent because of how we deploy customized real-time data analysis.