Talking Turtles: Blog

Born to Dive

Born to Dive

By Maya khosla | May 31, 2012 | Maya Khosla, Odisha

It is a few minutes past 7:00 a.m. on April 24, 2012. After an all-night patrol for sea turtles along Devi Beach, Sovakar Behera walks purposefully through a Casuarina grove, towards the not-too-distant boom of waves. Rita Banerji and I follow him out of the man-made...
La Escobilla

La Escobilla

By Kartik Shanker | May 22, 2012 | Kartik Shanker

One million nests a year at La Escobilla in Mexico. Compared to ridley nesting beaches on the west coast of India or the east coast of Africa that get 10 nests per year, that number sounds astronomical. Or for that matter, when compared to the much touted mass nesting...
What to do with dead turtles?

What to do with dead turtles?

By Mathew H. Godfrey | May 8, 2012 | Matthew H. Godfrey, North Carolina

As in most cases, it started with a phone call. Somebody saw a sea turtle, washed up on some rocks along a town creek near the ocean. This time, the location is close: just down the street from my home, so it takes only five minutes to get to the turtle spot....