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August: Sea Turtles in the Bay
Episode 204th August 2021 • Chesapeake Almanac • Chesapeake Bay Foundation
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Sea turtles have been roaming the world's oceans for millions of years. The Atlantic loggerhead (Caretta caretta) is one of just a few that use our estuary, especially in the lower Bay. But like all wandering sea turtles, they have an air of mystery about them and are difficult to trace. Join John Page Williams as he introduces us to some of the mysterious sea turtles that visit the Bay and what more science is trying to learn about them.

If you'd like to learn more about these gentle giants, begin by reading the book Time of the Turtle by Jack Rudlow.

Report any dead or stranded turtles immediately to the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences at


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These readings are from John Page Williams, Jr.'s book, Chesapeake Almanac: Following the Bay through the Seasons. The publication is available in print at

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