Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Benota Turtles Research Project - Sri Lanka - by Lorna Baldi

Hi everyone!

My name is Lorna and I am a PADI Instructor. Recently, I have been travelling through Sri Lanka and, following my passion for the protection of our environment, I went to visit the Benota Turtles Research Project, a small rescue centre for sea turtles.

As soon as I get there, my guide starts explaining that there are 5 species in Sri Lanka: Green, Hawksbill, Leatherback, Olive's Ridley and Loggerhead. The main threat comes from fishing, pollution and - sadly - from egg poaching, eggs that are then sold for few bucks in local markets.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Sharm El Sheikh - News anyone?

Ciao my fellow redseaturtlers! After a long winter, here I am again! However, today I need your help.
Foto di Antonio Bresciani

I would like to see if we can collect any testimony or articles on this turtle. It looks like it's been wounded. Apparently, it is in Naama Bay and it seems like it was hit by a motor boat. I will gladly publish any news or article from anyone who was involved in its rescue or has any news or wants to contribute. Please send your stories to redseaturtles@gmail.com. Thank you!!!

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Rescuing a turtle in Palmarola - by Luigi Ardire

It's with great pleasure that we publish an article about rescuing a sea turtle in the waters of Palmarola, written by Luigi Ardire. Grazie Luigi!

On September 16th, 2014 we were coming back from Palmarola (off the Island of Ponza) after a wonderful dive at the Cathedral site. I was at the helm of the Nettuno (Ponza Diving Center's boat) and on board there were our guests and the other members of the staff: Andrea (diving centre manager and Captain of the boat), Daniela and Francesco (Instructors) and Ciprian (Divemaster).

All of a sudden, I spot a familiar shape on the surface, not far away from us, and I recognise her immediatly: a sea turtle!