Les Fruits de Mer undertake both formal and informal scientific research on a regular basis. Our research has included weekly monitoring of sea turtle tracks and nests on beaches in Saint Martin as volunteers for the Reserve Naturelle de Saint-Martin. Independent research on the terrestrial wildlife of Saint Martin has culminated in the publication of the island’s first photographic wildlife guide book, The Incomplete Guide to the Wildlife of Saint Martin, which is available in many locations on the island, as well as online.
We have also conducted a survey of marine life in the Simpson Bay Lagoon and contribute images to online biodiversity resources such as the Encyclopedia of Life and ARKive.org. To find out more about participating in our research efforts, contact us.