I hope you husband can get in touch with some of the folks in Belize involved in sea turtle conservation. I worked for years as a marine science educ. for a US aquarium and did lots of programs on sea turtles so I know of their plight. I wrongly gave you one of the names and as I was typing it, it didn't look right. Anyway it is Isaias Majil not Ismael.
Also, you may want to refer to cccturtle.org to follow the satellite tracking of a turtle tagged in Gales Point if its on their website. I think they named it Gale.
I hope you steer away from the DM that was hanging on to the turtles tail. I don't want to lecture, but sea turtles are protected in all the worlds oceans, including Belize and his behavior constitutes harrassment of an endangered or protected species.
[This message has been edited by bzgial (edited 05-02-2001).]