With the support of Air Tahiti Nui, Wednesday, December 20, will be held in Moorea at CRIOBE at 2.30 pm a conference on marine turtles by Jean-Baptiste SENEGAS. Jean-Baptiste has been director for 15 years of the care center for Mediterranean sea turtles: the CESTMED, the only care center on the French Mediterranean coast.
“Abstract: The loggerhead turtle is the most widespread species in the Mediterranean Sea, like all species of sea turtles, it is protected internationally. To participate in its protection, Jean-Baptiste SENEGAS and his colleagues created the CESTMED , a medical center in the Mediterranean sea but also a scientific and educational tool. 2018 will be a year of innovation for CESTMED. Search for nests using sniffer dogs, follow turtles using transmitters and use marine turtles as bio-indicator will be presented as future projects after a review of the actions of the center (www.cestmed.org). The CESTMED develops a partnership with the marine turtle care center based in Moorea and created by the association Te mana o te moana (www.temanaotemoana.org) Both centers are part of the Group Turtles Marines France (GTMF). “