NSB Turtle Trackers

NSB Turtle Trackers

EAI’s Amber Stevenson oversees and coordinates the work of the New Smyrna Beach Turtle Trackers and they do an amazing job for sea turtles in Volusia County. The NSB Turtle Trackers are an all-volunteer staff of more than 20, who monitor the beach between Ponce Inlet...
Martin County Lionfish Roundup

Martin County Lionfish Roundup

EAI once again participated in the Martin County Lionfish Round-Up held in June. This year EAI was a proud sponsor and fielded two teams of four divers each. Although we did not finish in first place…or second place…or third place, our teams had a blast and were happy...
Sea Turtle Nesting Season – August 2017

Sea Turtle Nesting Season – August 2017

The 2017 sea turtle nesting season has been very successful with EAI documenting over 9,475 loggerhead, 3,200 green turtle, and 176 leatherback nests within its survey areas in Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River Counties. As peak hatching season approaches, please...
Bathtub Beach Renourishment Project

Bathtub Beach Renourishment Project

Martin County recently completed a project to replace sand on Bathtub Beach on the east coast of Florida. Beach renourishment includes the dumping or pumping of sand from elsewhere (i.e., sand borrow sites) onto an eroding beach often to widen the existing beach and...
Conference Happenings

Conference Happenings

EAI has presented at two conferences in 2017. In February, EAI presented at the Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association’s Technical Conference in Stuart, FL and in April the International Sea Turtle Symposium in Las Vegas, NV. EAI Biologist Joe Scarola...