Jo's new home is open!!

We started construction for Jo’s new tank this past March 2014, and she just moved in on December 5th 2014.

Jo was born here from the hatchery in 2006, the same year we first got involved with the sea turtle conservation in Juara.  She has shifted homes a few time over the years as she has grown and as JTP has moved around.

Most recently we tried to have her sent to an aquarium to be taken care of for the rest of her life, potentially around another 100 yrs!  Since those plans have not worked out yet, we built this tank to meet her growing needs for space and water depth.

It is beautiful to see her swimming in so many new dimensions, and it is so clear how much all the space is needed for sea turtles to live healthy, and it is really great to see JO spread her fins and swim!

We’d like to offer a big thank you to everyone who has helped make this tank possible, all the volunteers and school groups who worked and dug!  Little Planet and Riverview for their support and physical help, UWCSEA and the Tioman Turtles Global Concerns group for all their fundraising and support over the years, WaterCo for the pump and filtration system, Jotun for the high quality tank coating, and ProTech UV filter systems for the UV filter unit!


The Season is Over..

We are just waiting for a few more nests to hatch here but the season is pretty much over.  You can still come to volunteer, however please have the correct expectations of no nesting sea turtles or babies hatching!  There are some clean up and maintenance projects (nothing specific right now, we do it day by day!) also helping with awareness turtle talks and taking care of Jo.  So, basically, if you don’t mind being maintenance-free then please still send us an email.. thanks!

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Dolphin Sighting

We just did a quick around-island survey for body pits and nesting beaches on Tioman.  An average amount of nestings were found, there are still nestings on Coral Island and Monkey Bay etc.  Mukut had a bunch this year as well.  On our way we were lucky to have a  good size (from our experiences..) pack of dolphins playing with the turtle boat!  You can hear Rahim and Charlie, but mostly Rahim , in the background..

 

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