Friday, November 20, 2015

Do you love sea turtles? Are you pursuing a degree in sea turtle conservation? Apply for the Boyd Lyon Scholarship!

Boyd Lyon, a true friend and respected researcher had a unique passion for the study and preservation of the majestic sea turtle. In his effort to research and protect these creatures, he implemented a hand capturing method for tagging and studying turtles without using nets. This method, while not commonly used by most researchers, was the one Boyd preferred since it assured the capture of the rarely studied male sea turtles. Boyd is no longer with us but you can help continue his legacy. Continuing the work started by Boyd N. Lyon, The Ocean Foundation, Boyd's family and loved ones created a fund to provide an annual scholarship to a marine biology student whose research is focused on sea turtles. The fund provides support to those projects that enhance our understanding of sea turtle behavior, habitat needs, abundance, spatial and temporal distribution, research diving safety, among others. Since 2008 the fund has raised over $50,000 and has provided grants to eight students, soon to be nine students this upcoming year.

Download Boyd Lyon Sea Turtle Fund scholarship application. Completed application materials must be received by 15 January 2016.

Learn more about the Boyd Lyon Sea Turtle Fund here.