Matthew Godfrey

Country: USA

Occupation: Biologist

Best part about my job: Beautiful ocean sunrises

Biggest challenges I face: Trying to balance the different forces affecting sea turtles: tourism, development, fishing, volunteerism, etc.

The most unusual or exciting thing that’s happened to me while working in the field: Being accosted by customs officers who mistook me for an egg poacher while I was recording data on a nesting turtle on a beach in French Guiana.

Why I like being a member of the MTSG: It is a great opportunity to interact and discuss issues with diverse people working on turtles

Turtle researcher / conservationist I most admire: Michael Coyne (how does he have time??)

When I’m not working on turtles I like to: Download mp3s

Ten years from now, I hope I will be doing: More MTSG member profiles

Relevant links to find out more about me and my work: www.ncwildlife.orgwww.seaturtle.org/blog/mgodfrey