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!
The sex of baby turtles is defined by eggs incubation temperature. Above a certain temperature, hatchlings will be female. Below, they will be males. This « pivot » temperature is observed at around 28.5°C for green turtles. The hatchlings in the lower part of the nest where temperature is cooler, will therefore more frequently be […]
Due to the current health situation, we are forced to cancel the TE MANA Visits at least for this week. The Wednesday and Saturday visits are therefore canceled. We are doing our best to contact each person individually. Thank you for your understanding and take care!