Monthly Archives: March 2010

Helen’s Recovery

On 12 February, staff here were alerted about a turtle found floating near Malindi. She had a spear gun wound on her head, fibropapilloma tumours on her neck and tail, an infection in her lungs and a lot of algae on her carapace, indicating a very sedentary turtle. We were concerned she lost the ability […]

A Watamu Arribada

An arribada is a Spanish term meaning arrival. It is used to describe the mass nesting of thousands of turtles. Above is a photograph of an arribada in Costa Rica. Here along the East African Coast we tend to have one turtle nesting per night, that was till one evening last week. Tim a volunteer […]