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The West Indies Marine Animal Research and Conservation Service (WIMARCS) was organized to protect, recover, and sustain the threatened and endangered marine animals of the West Indies.  Through education, support groups, and awareness, WIMARCS assists our community, students, researchers, and government agencies in conserving our marine environment.


Leatherback travels 1250 miles!

Jr. Sea Turtle Biologist Seminar

Hawksbill Off The Deep End

  Our goal is to recover the populations of the endangered and threatened sea turtles of the West Indies.     Sponsors, Gifts, & Contributions Needed  

Research Requirements

  • Centrifuge
  • Storage Freezer
  • Microscope

Animal Response

  • 4W Drive Truck
  • Vehicle Maintenance Parts
  • Sterile Gloves
  • Binoculars

Software / Hardware

  • ArcView GIS Software
  • Pentium 4 or greater Desktop
  • Presentation Projector
Species Common Name   Status  
     Chelonia mydas   Green Turtle   Threatened  
  Dermochelys coriacia   Leatherback Turtle   Endangered  
  Eretmochelys imbricata   Hawksbill Turtle   Endangered  

Each research and conservation project and program focuses on specific elements designed to meet the Sea Turtle Recovery Plans developed by the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 
  A very special thanks to our new contributors and sponsors!  

Based in St. Croix, WIMARCS realizes that marine resource issues are regional and will support projects throughout the West Indies, including St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, Vieques, and the British Virgin Islands.

With the help of the community, responsible businesses, and government agencies, WIMARCS can support, encourage, and create the structure necessary to protect and sustain our marine environment.

Investing in WIMARCS is investing in your future!

Respect & Protect




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