Let’s take a look back at the release of 9 juvenile turtles earlier this month! Pae, Heinoa, Lili, Maha, Merahi, Moenau, Waina, Toru and Naïa joined the open sea after 6 months at the Care center. They were found weakened and motionless in a nest on Tetiaroa as part of the scientific mission conducted on […]
On average, sea turtles swim at a speed between 0.9 miles and 5.6 miles per hour. These data were collected thanks to satellite tags recording movements on long distances. Fortunately, sea turtles are able to swim up to 21.7 miles per hour. This record is held by the Leatherback Turtle, the tallest turtle and also […]
Since September 3rd 2021, the World Conservation Congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has been taking place in Marseille. The objective is to set priorities and drive conservation and sustainable development action priorities on a planetary scale. Te mana o te moana, IUCN member and sole Polynesian institution with a […]
On Earth, there are 343 turtle species classified into three groups: land turtles, aquatic turtles and sea turtles. Although the three reptiles belong to the same family (chelonians), their habitats are different and turtles have adapted by developing morphological characteristics allowing a better survival. A large part of turtle species is now endangered, including the […]
The hawksbill turtle does not have teeth but a pointed beak to tear up its food. It feeds mainly on sea sponges, sea urchins, fish, crustaceans, jellyfish and other small mollusks. Watch the images of this turtle feeding on pieces of corals off Moorea!