The green sea turtle nesting season on Tetiaroa atoll started last October!
Our team, composed of two marine biologists and three volunteers, was able to identify more than 120 female traces more than 110 nests on all Tetiaroa motu.
15 different turtles were identified, 4 of which had already been observed during previous seasons: Remu, Moana, Thalassa and Hinano. Hinano came to lay eggs on Tetiaroa during the 2017-2018 season while the other 3 were recorded in 2016-2017. The nesting interval is thus 4 and 5 years.
One nest has already hatched, and a second one with 35 hatchlings stuck in the nest by roots were able to return to the sea thanks to the help of Te mana o te moana’s volunteers.
𝘚𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘺 𝘰𝘯 𝘛𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘢 𝘢𝘵𝘰𝘭𝘭 15 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘨𝘰, 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 300,000 𝘩𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘣𝘰𝘳𝘯.
Partners: Direction de l’Environnement Polynésie Française, The Brando, Tetiaroa Society Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, Pacific Beachcomber, Hinerava, Vilebrequin, Van Oord, Esri, Air Tahiti Nui, Kristin Hetterman et Sven Lindblad, The Andrew Sabin Foundation.