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This image shows eight dead birds - all victims of window strikes admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital in one week.

On a Collision Course

By Melinda Schuman | Conservancy of Southwest Florida Biologist On a sunny morning in the spring of 2020 I was walking toward a research site in the heart of Naples,…

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2020 Loggerhead Sea Turtle Nesting Season Recap

This year the Conservancy of Southwest Florida concluded its 38th season of loggerhead sea turtle nest monitoring on Keewaydin Island. Since the program’s inception, Conservancy biologists have collected samples and…

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So, You Want to Work with Sea Turtles?

The Making of a Blister By Leif Johnson The pump shut off with a clang that echoed in the empty gas station, jolting me awake from thoughts of sea turtles…

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Conservancy python team joins forces with federal agencies

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and Conservancy of Southwest Florida announced they have teamed up to radio-track Burmese pythons…

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Recapture of a Lifetime

By Conservancy Research Manager Dr. Jeff Schmid Early in my career, Larry Ogren would tell me our investigations of free-ranging marine turtles in the waters of western Florida were long-term…