Not every story about marine animals caught in fishing gear ends this beautifully, so it’s important to recognize when one does. Our story involves a beautiful green turtle, a small Island, a fishing line, and a lot of people from different countries… A few weeks ago, we posted about an injured Green Turtle and [...]
On 30th April, Giovanni and Alberto planted with me 4 corals on a new artificial reef, located in mandarin house-reef at a depth of 2.1 meters. This time was not an easy task! The reef was quite deep and the sea rough…but our hero did their best and now “Bambino” and “Trinità” have a [...]
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 [...]
On the 12th of October 0530 hours we found a Hawksbill turtle nest! 83 Hawskbill turtle eggs was transferred to our hatchery. Another victory for the Pom Pom Island conservation team. The nest was sponsored the same day by Asian Trials Malaysia (A travel agency which is very keen on our conservation effort here at [...]
A green mother turtle landed on our beach on 2nd October at 10pm. We waited nearby for her to dig her nest and when she started laying her eggs we went in for a closer look. All in all she laid 121 eggs. And the eggs were transferred to our hatchery within 30 mins of [...]
Ms Jocelyn Sim made a very kind donation to our turtle conservation project by sponsoring a nest. The code for the nest sponsored is G.14.05.05.084. It is a green turtle nest with 84 eggs that will hatch between the 19th of June and the 14th of July.
We are very excited that the first turtle to be tagged this season has now returned. She was first seen on the 11th April when she laid a nest (86eggs) in sector B, she was tagged on the right flipper, BJ0805, and was measured, 95cm long and 84cm wide. She was spotted again in sector [...]
On the 11th of April the first nest of the season was laid! It is called Madina's turtles and has 86 eggs inside. The nest was relocated to the hatchery. The nest is due to hatch between the 26th of May and the 20th June, we wait impatiently to see the hatchlings.
With the start of the nesting season we have started the turtle walk. Marine biologist, local patrollers, police and guests come together every night at 9pm for a 10min briefing on the turtles and then a 40min/1hour walk around the island hoping to find a nesting green or hawksbill turtle! If the turtle nests the [...]
Ms.Yi Lun from Taiwan enjoyed her 1 week holidays with us. We found a big turtle swimming besides jetty at her arrival, it looks like the turtle welcoming her, also she was lucky to see the baby turtles,too. Yi Lun took an Open Water Course with our Instructor Eleonora, she is happy to discover the new world of underwater. 台湾からのイールンさんは1週間の休暇をポンポン島で過ごしたのよ。リゾート到着時は桟橋付近を泳ぐ大きな海亀を発見。まるでイールンさんへウェルカムのご挨拶をしているようだったわね。それに、ラッキーなことにリゾートで保護している海亀の巣からうまれた赤ちゃん海亀も見れたのよ。また、リゾートではインストラクターのエレオノラからオープンウォーターのダイビングライセンスも取得！水中世界という新しい体験と世界が広がって彼女もとってもうれしそうだったわ！ [...]