Friends of the V.I. National Park kicked off the first installment of Sea Turtle Talks series earlier this month, and more will be offered on the second Sunday of each month for the next six months. This Friends and Ocean Surfari partnership offers an on-the-sea classroom experience for the audience to learn how to safely interact with and protect local marine life while swimming alongside them in the cool blue Caribbean water.

In the first talk, Willow Melamet, V.I. National Park’s Sea Turtle Program Coordinator spoke to a small group of participants about everything from local turtle habitats to nesting patterns as the Sunfari catamaran nestled into Maho Bay on St. John. Read the full article on St Croix Source here. For more information about the talks, email

Photo from Friends of the V.I. National Park