Pom Pom Island Resort Sea Turtle Conservation Program

Hello Pom Pom Lovers, You may have already heard about our sea turtle conservation program :) Sea turtles are under threat in the world’s oceans and are officially listed as threatened by IUCN (the International Union for Conservation of Nature). Pom Pom Island is an important nesting and feeding sites for Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) [...]

Memo of Understanding with Sabah Wildlife Department about Pom Pom Turtle Hatchery

Hello Pom Pom Lovers! It’s time to celebrate here in Pom Pom! At the end of Semporna Hari Penyu (Semporna Turtle Day), we renew our Memorandum of Understanding with the amazing Sabah Wildlife Department for Pom Pom Island Turtle Hatchery! A huge thank you go to WWF-Malaysia for the (almost) daily help!! Our marine biologist Oriana and reservation [...]

Anuska’s Sea Turtle Nest Hatched!!

Yesterday afternoon, a green turtle nest adopted by Anuska, finally hatched!! More than 60 hatchlings have been released to the sea during high tide. As always, was a spectacular event for all the guests who joined the release... I am very much happy to share these precious moments with you all. Keep supporting conservation [...]

Injured Green Turtle and Surgery

Yesterday afternoon, volunteers spotted a green turtle attached to a mooring line with a fishing line around the front leg. The flipper was missing and the bone protruding. Oriana, our resident Marine Biologist and Rayner, our Honorary Wildlife Warden, taken care of the turtle, while waiting for specialist vets, the Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) of [...]

A lucky night – 52 green hatchlings

It was a lucky night here in Pom Pom Island Resort..we released 52 green hatchling!! The babies decided to hatch during dinner time, and a group of guests had the opportunity to see them! Big thanks go to Biagio, Manuela, Francesca,  the biologists Alex and Lidia, and Veronique for supporting turtle conservation! [...]

So close yet still So many nests

We are so near the end of the nesting season yet we are still finding so many nest. 2 nests were found in 2 consecutive days. 80 green turtle eggs were on the 24th and another 89 green turtle eggs found on the 25th. In total we have 7 nests in our hatchery with expected hatching dates [...]

August turtle season

This month has been really busy at the hatchery, we are patrolling every evening with our lovely guests, some have been very lucky and had turtles nesting outside their beach villas! Also this week, lots of baby turtles have been born, 3 nests in the last 3 days, yesterday was a Hawksbill turtle nest which [...]

By |August 15th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Turtle nesting season has started !

Our patrol found a green turtle nest , 93 eggs were carefully transferred to our hatchery beside Dive Centre. パトローラーがアオウミガメの巣から93個の卵を保護、93個の卵をダイブセンター脇のハッチャリー(卵の保護センター)へ無事に移送しました。 It is our first turtle nest in 2011 !    2011年、最初の海亀の巣、ハッチャリーへ移送完了!

By |March 24th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Turtle Watching

Chiemi San was helping our guests yesterday with turtle spotting from the Jetty at Pom Pom Island.  It is only possible when we have high tide which happens twice a day and the turtles come in to feed off the sea grass which is shallow water.  When the tide goes out, the turtles must return [...]

By |December 12th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |