Recent News and Events

  • OceanWise

OceanWise Gala: A Huge Success!

Friends of the GTM Reserve's gala fundraising event, OceanWise: An Evening for the Estuaries was a huge success! Music played on the Turtle Pad; sustainable food was provided by area restaurants; a silent auction (which included a [...]

  • NatGEO
  • GTM staff

National Geographic Films Sea Turtle Emergence at GTM!

A National Geographic WILD film crew visited our beaches last week to capture a green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) nest emergence on camera. After five days of braving thunderstorms and pulling all-nighters, the crew was finally successful on [...]

  • Seining
  • OceanWise

National Estuaries Day & OceanWise Celebrated Tomorrow!

National Estuaries Day and OceanWise will be celebrated tomorrow, Sept. 24, at the GTM Research Reserve! The Reserve invites families to celebrate by participating in the family seining clinics beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Guana [...]

  • First Coast Connect

Friends Executive Director Interviewed on First Coast Connect!

This morning Friends of the GTM Reserve's Executive Director Ellen Leroy-Reed was interviewed by WJCT First Coast Connect host Melissa Ross about the GTM Research Reserve, National Estuaries Day and OceanWise. Listen here. If you [...]

  • Adopt-a-Nest
  • Adopt-a-Nest


Adopt-a-Nest at this Saturday's OceanWise gala event! If you're a turtle lover, and who isn't, you might want to think about becoming a proud turtle parent! Supporting the Reserve's Adopt-a-Nest program helps sponsor the research on [...]

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