25 Dec

Tropical underwater Christmas (tree) worms are greeting you to wish you happy holidays from East-Kalimantan. Unlike in The Netherlands, here is no snow, no party but we celibrate the fact that we reached our goal of catching 300 turtles, with some rice, fish and onde-onde (sticky sweet green things)!  Cheers Marjolijn

25 Dec

Udayana University (Denpasar, Indonesia) and the joint program WWF Berau, was so kind to provide one of their fastlock gps systems (Sirtrack) to track a green turtle from Derawan to study the movement on its foraging ground. Jaya Rata came all the way from Denpasar to Derawan to attach the Sirtrack transmitter. He has tagged a lot [...]

25 Dec

The special thing about this research area (Derawan, Indonesia) is the high density of Green turtles (Bokok in bahasa Bajau, the local language). Last year we found 1 turtle per 30 square meters of seagrass. However on the different feeding grounds densities differ, possibly regulated by the availability of food, seagrass. In the last 2 [...]