Turtle Patrol

Our turtle patrol is growing in number and getting more successful. Now we have 5 members who are actively patrolling the beach at night and early morning searching for turtle nests. We now have 6 nests in our New Hatchery, and are waiting for the next babies from the original hatchery. Well done guys!! Keep [...]

By |July 15th, 2010|Categories: News|

NEW BABIES AT POM POM

~Sally's Diary~ Mike and Marilyn from the UK are the proud sponsors of the lastest baby turtles at Pom Pom.  We have just released a batch of babies, all very healthy 2 nights ago.  They hatched at 11pm and we carefully let them run on the beach to the sea.  Many guests were there to witness [...]

By |July 5th, 2010|Categories: News|

EGG AUTOPSY

~Sally's Diary~ As part of running a successful hatchery, it is important to monitor the birth rate of the baby turtles and to check that we are doing everything correctly.  Today, Michelle, Andy and myself dug out the old nests after the hatchings have been already born to see what has happened to the eggs [...]

By |July 4th, 2010|Categories: News|

ANDREA’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

~Sally's Diary~ Yesterday afternoon at the Dive Centre, Andrea held a Birthday Party for his 34th Birthday, he is lucky as he still looks very young.  Everyone from the Dive Centre attended plus staff from housekeeping, massage and maintenance.  Food and soft drinks were abound, with dancing later.  We ended up having a limbo competition, [...]

By |July 3rd, 2010|Categories: News|

NEW ADDITION TO OUR TURTLE PATROL

~Sally's Diary~ We have a new volunteer turtle patrol member who has joined us and last night (Bomo) patrolled with the turtle patrol for the first time.  He was very successful and within 20 minutes of starting the walk round, he found a Hawkbill turtle about to start nesting.  She took some time to decide [...]

By |June 28th, 2010|Categories: News|

LOVE IN THE AIR

~Sally's Diary~ This afternoon, on the 3rd dive, Sayoko san with Sally was lucky enough to see Mandarin fish kissing!!!  This is part of their mating ritual, and quite rare to see.  We watched them for about 15 minutes and in total saw 7 close up.  A very nice afternoon show. ~サリーの日記~ 今日の午後のダイビングでのこと。。サヨコさんとダイビング中にニシキテグリが向かい合ってチュッとKissするところが見れたのよ!これは交接シーンの一部でもあるのだけど、なかなか簡単には見られないのよ。サヨコさんとふたりでその場に留まって15分ほど観察。。合計7匹のニシキテグリを確認できたわ。とてもステキなアフタヌーンショーになったわね! [...]

By |June 26th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

IMPORTANT VIP CONFERENCE AT POM POM

~Sally's Diary~ We were honoured 2 days ago, to be hosting  Police conference, which was held in our Conference Room.  We had many other Resort Operators and Dive Operations from Semporna, Mabul and Mataking also joining the meeting to discuss any on-going business, to give the chance to discuss concerns and ensure that stakeholders were [...]

By |June 25th, 2010|Categories: News|

FIRST EGGS IN NEW HATCHERY

~Sally's Diary~ Our new hatchery has been christened with its first new arrivals, 2 nights ago, we found a Hawksbill Turtle laying eggs and carefully transferred them to their new home.  Hawksbill Turtles are endangered so it is very important to protect them from predators or poachers.  Our Italian Guests who accompanied Ray and Raimond, [...]

By |June 18th, 2010|Categories: News|

STAFF TURTLE HATCHERY TRAINING

~Sally's Diary~ Our staff have been following the World Wildlife Fund training programme and have just completed 2 full days of training for turtle egg hatchery.  The course was run by Gavin Jollis, who is based at Semporna, WWF and he ran a full and very informative course.   Sally attended the first day training in [...]

By |June 17th, 2010|Categories: News|
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