Like to brag about your old family? They’re newcomers compared to the family Jim Ressegieu knows. Jim the Turtle Guy works with one of the oldest families on the planet and he’ll tell you up front they’re a bunch of reptiles. Jim is coordinator of the Museum of Discovery and Science Turtle Watch Program. He’s the man who’s there when the loggerheads come ashore to lay their eggs on Fort Lauderdale’s beaches.
Jim has been with the Museum of Discovery & Science for 24 years, starting out as a docent and working his way up to Program Coordinator and finally moving on to Collections Manager & Permit Coordinator. During the summer, he moves on to the “night shift” as coordinator for the Museum’s Turtle Watch Program. Before joining the Museum, Jim taught S.C.U.B.A. diving in Canada and Florida.