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Turtle Conservationists Demand Action From Mexican President

Sea Turtle Restoration Project, a California based conservation group that has worked to protect and restore sea turtle populations worldwide, recently wrote a letter to President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico pressing him to act promptly to cut turtle deaths in Baja fishing … Continue reading

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From Part of The Problem to Part of The Solution

Recently we introduced Don Chuy Lucero, a fisherman who ate sea turtles in his younger years. As mentioned in a previous post, Lucero is now a key player in conservation efforts in Magdalena Bay. Our most recent video teaser offers a … Continue reading

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Victor De La Toba: The Lighthouse Keeper

Victor De La Toba is one of the many interesting men of Grupo Tortuguero. Wallace J. Nichols, one of the founders of Grupo Tortuguero explains Victor’s job.

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In Home Stretch, a Turtle Film – and Film Crew – Come Together

After an expected rough few weeks since our return from Magdalena Bay, on Tuesday night our documentary production class made some amazing strides. In addition to the tunes Megan and Nadine  found that fit beautifully into our film, Adam, Joe … Continue reading

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Concern for Sea Turtles Building from Within

An obvious change in attitudes over sea turtles is taking place down in Magdalena Bay, Mexico. The same fishermen who at one point were part of the problem have become the solution. A genuine concern for the future of sea … Continue reading

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Waking Up With Michelangelo

Meet Michelangelo, the star of our latest trailer. He was the first turtle we found during our 24-hour turtle watch. Michelangelo is a green sea turtle and compared to Loreta?   He is just a kid. Here are a few … Continue reading

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¡Viva la Tortuga! Trailer

Trailer for upcoming documentary film set to be released on May 7, 2013

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¡Viva la Tortuga!

We had a big night earlier this week in Willcox Hall. After working through what seemed like a jigsaw puzzle of sentence fragments and words, our team finally agreed on the official title of our documentary: “¡Viva La Tortuga! Meshing … Continue reading

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From the Beach to the Editing Bay

The shooting may be over but our work on our documentary about conservation and commerce in Baja in many ways has just begun. Tonight, we began sifting our half terabyte of footage and organizing our storyboard – which began tonight … Continue reading

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Study Finds High Death Rate for Sea Turtles in Small Coastal Fisheries

We just got back from “Playa de Los Muertos” — a beautiful stretch of Pacific Ocean beach that is jarringly littered with dead marine life — in the Baja region of Mexico. The carcasses of loggerhead turtles that drown when tangled … Continue reading

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