Genetics Research

Once again in 2017, we will participate in the mitochondrial DNA research with the University of Georgia.  We will be collecting one fresh egg from each nest.  The eggs we collect are transported to a lab at the University of Georgia.  Results from the DNA matching can take up to 3-4 weeks.  

This is the second year NE Florida is participating in this research.  The beaches of Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina have been contributing to this research since 2008.  

For a look at the preliminary results from 2016, click here.