Created by Dr. Sylvia Earle, founding oceanographer and explorer, this foundation works for oceans exploration and protection. Mission Blue Hope Spots are extraordinary places that have been scientifically identified as critical to the oceans health. Tetiaroa atoll was elected Hope Spot in 2019. A sanctuary for nesting green sea turtles and many sea birds species, […]
The green sea turtle nesting season is coming to an end on Tetiaroa atoll. Our marine biologist Margaux stays on the atoll during the entire season to perform the scientific study conducted there on green sea turtle nesting sites since 2007. Discover on these images some green sea turtle hatchlings joining the lagoon! — ** […]
Did you know that 80% of marine waste comes from land? Did you know that litter sometimes travel tens of thousands of kilometers with ocean currents before ending up on a beach or disintegrating into small pieces and finally sinking? This is why plastic waste is found everywhere, including on remote islands. On Tetiaroa atoll, […]
In Tetiaroa, our teams are still on site working on the scientific study on green sea turtle nesting sites. The laying season is nearly finished and the last female laid its eggs late March. The incubation time being approximately 2 months, the hatchlings should get out of the nest at the end of May. In […]
A little bit of sweetness in these difficult times. Here is Ele, a Tetiaroa green turtle unblocked from the nest, very weak and unable to swim. In the past 4 years, more than 1,500 baby turtles have been freed from the nest and released into the ocean by Te mana o te moana teams.