Turtle Time in Ponta do Ouro
It's turtle time in the Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve. Annually between the months of October and March the sandy shores of our Reserve welcome both the loggerhead and leatherback turtle!
The turtle in the image is a Moz tagged loggerhead that came to shore to nest - she however was not happy and brought to us for some help.
As we have no rehabilitation facilities in the the area, it was decided that she should return to the beach and rest - under the watchful eye of the PPMR rangers. Later on that afternoon she returned to the ocean on her own which was great news for all of us!
DolphinEncountours.Org has been supporting the turtle project for more than a decade and employs three monitors Antonio, Joao and Augustino who walk the beach to record nests, tracks and sightings.
Sadly due to CV19 we are struggling to pay salaries and fund this project which, like all of our projects are funded though our educational dolphin and whale encountours. With that said - if anyone would like to support the PDO Turtle Project in the area please do pop us a message or email. Each monitors salary is Mtn2200 / R500 per month and we also need to purchase the likes of batteries and books too! Every little bit helps at this stage!
Images: Leatherback turtle track; Loggerhead turtle track; resting loggerhead
Dolphin Center (Research)
BANK: BCI Mozambique
Account no: 9271512310001
Branch Name: Agencia da Ponta do Ouro BIC (Bank id) 0008 0000 92715123101 80
IBAN: MZ59 0008 0000 92715123101 80 SWIFT/BIC: CGDIMZMA
2) South Africa
Account Number: 1469057964
Branch: Sandton Branch Code: 146-905
Swift Code: NEDSZAJJ
Bank Address: Shop BC35 Sandton City , Sandhurst Ext 3, Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa, 2196
Thank you for your support!