Maria Weston, 2016 Summer Sea Turtle Intern, was selected as the Northern Illinois University Career Services Intern of the Year! As a NIU biological sciences major, Maria has received this bronze scholarship award for her internship with the Bald Head Island Conservancy. Maria will receive scholarship money from sponsoring employers and will be speaking about her internship experience on April 18, 2017 on the...


Unlocking the Mystery of BHI Sea Turtle Movement and Behavior Project Summary BHI Conservancy staff is pursing a partnership with Dr. Kristen Hart (USGS research ecologist and Ph.D. from Duke) in the summer of 2017 to conduct a sea turtle tracking and behavioral ecology research project. Dr. Hart uses a combination of satellite tags and accelerometers attached to nesting mothers to gain an idea of the movements...