November has been a very busy month here at Watamu Turtle Watch with over 110 turtles released by our catch program. This is the largest number in one month since we started this program 10 years ago! We have had two great volunteers this month who have participated in numerous releases and the last 3 hatching events for this year. It’s always an amazing experience to watch the nests explode and the little hatchlings run down the beach.
This month we also welcomed back Kahindi, our outreach and education coordinator. He has been studying hard and now comes back to us with new skills to bring to his work. All the fisher groups have been eagerly awaiting his return. We are also welcoming Nelly Kadogai as a full time staff member to coordinate the local and international volunteer programs.
December also promises to be another busy turtle month for Watamu and its visitors. We are looking forwad to a Happy Turtle Christmas.