Part of the Seychelles volunteering experience on North Island is to assist the conservation team with their environmental tasks. Brenda Ouellet, a Wildlife ACT volunteer, is currently in the Seychelles and sent us some amazing pictures of the team doing a turtle nest relocation. Part of Brenda’s responsibilities on the island is helping the team mark and monitor the Green (Chelonia midas) and Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) populations. She also conducts daily beach patrols including night patrols (tagging of individuals when needed), excavates hatched turtle nests and does shell counts of old nest sites.
Turtle Nest Relocation – North Island, Seychelles
“Due to the high tide and rough ocean, a turtle nest was exposed overnight. As much as we do not want to interfere with Mother Nature, the nest needed to be relocated. It was a delicate but time sensitive procedure, and we moved a total of 150 eggs to a new nest location.” – Brenda Ouellet (North Island Volunteer)
Post by current Seychelles project participants: Brenda Ouellet & Marina Stricker
Photos: Brenda Ouellet