Mega Turtle

Although this animal is already been found in 1996, this giant Archelon ischyros Turtle fossil of 70 million years old keeps impressing me.                       Its “flipper-span” reaches 4.9 meters and its shell 4 meters across. Imagine snorkeling next to this this turtle. Did these ancient already […]

Students internships 2011-2012

Update 1-6-2011: STUDENT RECRUITMENT CLOSED: both internship positions taken I have 2 MSc. student internship opportunities available with fieldwork in Indonesia from end of November 2011 till February 2012. Students should already have finished 1 other internship. Contact me this month if you are interested. Check for here for more info, or at the site of […]

East Kalimantan Programme Conference Samarinda

After our first meeting in Texel in 2009 our second meeting was in Samarinda, Indonesia. The university of Samarinda (UNMUL) hosted the meeting and in 2 days we were updated of the outcomes the 15 WOTRO/ KNAW Phd projects that are now running in the Mahakam and Berau river Delta, including my project. The projects […]

My First ISTS Sea Turtle Symposium

Before attending the symposium there were 2 obstacles to take: Waiting before it was safe again to fly from north-europe after the gigantic ash clouds following the  eruption of Eyajallajokull. And secondly, getting my businessvisa (3 days at the visa office) from the Indian Ambassy in The Hague. But the day before departure I finally received […]

Berau’s Green Turtles in National Geographic Indonesia

In January, National Geographic Indonesia published a very nice map about the important habitats for the green turtles in the Derawan Archipelago. See low resolution map below. The Editor in chief visited Derawan and interviewed all goverment NGO’s and researchers (me) having something to do with the green turtles in November and he made a good […]

Turtle Cake

Finally, the Article that Arie and me published, is online: “Abundance, edge effect, and seasonality of fauna in mixed-species seagrass meadows in southwest Sulawesi, Indonesia” in Marine Biology research (fieldwork from my master-thesis in 2005). In addition Kiki Dethmers received her “Dr.” titel after her defence last week in Nijmegen, here is her thesis. So 2 […]