Welcome to the GTM Research Reserve!

Teeming with life, the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM Research Reserve) is a dynamic, ever changing place with many interconnected habitats from the ocean to the forests. The landscape protects and provides for a great diversity of plants and animals. People have historically changed and preserved this ecosystem. People are an important part of the future of this landscape. This is your reserve! Enjoy, share, and protect it. Visit us today!

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We need your help. Join, volunteer or donate today.

Learn about our different programs and events at the reserve.

Come see all our different resources available at the reserve.

Adopt one nest. Help them all.

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Adopt a Nest season is officially open!

Adopt a nest at the GTM Research Reserve to support over 25 years of research on marine turtles while learning about their behavior and nesting success.

Turtle nest adoption season at the GTM Research Reserve is May 1st to July 31. Adopt your sea turtle nest before May 31, 2017 for this nesting season. To ensure you receive the full benefits of your adoption, all adoptions made between June 1st and July 31 will be for the 2018 season. Turtle nests are, of course, limited so be sure to reserve your special nest today!

To learn more about becoming a Proud Turtle Parent, a Turtle Bestie, or a Turtle Buddy, click HERE.