A green turtle was recaught accidently by a fishermen in his fishing net and was brought in to LaMCoT. The turtle had a tag number of KE 2174, this meant that she had been caught before and brought to LaMCoT for the first tagging. Because it had already been tagged, there was no need of tagging her again. She was then measured again to record her growth rate and time difference.
Going back to our records we found out the following results;
First caught on 8th Feb 2007
CCL = 54 Centimetres
CCW = 49 Centimetres
Tag number = KE 2174
Recaptuerd on 15th Aug 2010
CCL increase to = 70.3 Centimetres
CCW increase to = 64.2 Centimetres
We found out that the time and size difference from the first catch to the second catch was as follows;
Time difference = 2 years, 6 months
Size difference, CCL = 16.3 Centimeres
CCW = 15.2 Centimetres.
As usual she got adopters and was returned to her habitat.
Lamu Marine Consevation Trust tagged their first ever Loggerhead turtle on 24th August 2010. The turtle was accidently caught in a net by a fisherman. The turtle was very strong and active and was really hard to calm down.
Fortunately the turtle got an adopter and because she was in a terriffic condition, she was ready to be set free where she belongs.
Tag number KE4447
Thank You Nayan Shah!
Lamu Marine would like to thank Nayan Shah,
(Associate Professor of History,Califonia) for his
support on our project;When he sponsored a
turtle on behalf of Patrizia Chu during his visit
It was a very wonderful occasssion from the side
of Lamu Marine to have Neyan supporting our
We will keep in touch
Groom: Greg Kruse
Bride: Anna Chilczkuk
Recently, there was a special wedding at Peponi Hotel of Lamu. The couples’ names were Greg Kruse and Anna Chilczuk.
It was fantastic and a wonderful wedding ever done in Peponi!
The wedding group sponsored turtles as a wedding present to Lamu Marine Trust.
We would like to thank the whole group for their generous support.
Always looking forward to perpetual your support.
This is my DAD salim. He was fishing in side the Mangroove
channel in Lamu, Shela. Suddenly he fetl some thing heavy and
soo fast in taking his line out of his hand. Just to let you
know that he was in his small canoe.
In the first place he thought of a big Shark, but after realizing
the way he was skeeing in his canoe he reflected back on what he
use to experience in the past. Yes, he was right, it was a big
Green Turtle. Imagine he was unable to lift him 1.3 m
( as it was Male one) in to his canoe. The canoa bellow was
really small to accomadate him. Another two fishermen went to
hep him and eventually he was loaded in ones of the other
WAS THAT TURTLE SLAUGHTRED!!!?
Like father like son and like son like father. My father, new
what is it all about accidentally caught turtle and what does
it mean by tagging them rather than killing. We tagged him and
release him. We gave him his incentive.
Unfortunately, we didn’t get any sponsor as we are on off
season till end of next month.
By Atwaa Salim( Manager LamCoT)
Thank you Paula and the entire team at the Wildlife Direct.
The podcast embedded on our blog on my introduction to LamCoT
was really nice. I am still on the RUN WAY.
When Atwaa first came to see us about setting up a blog about marine turtles in the Lamu archipelago I was captivated by his explanations about the project, his personal story, and the life cycle of the turtle. A local of the tiny island of Lamu just off the north coast of Kenya, his work has enormous impact on the local ancient communities and their views of turtles.
So when he came back to the office for training I recorded his stories to produce this podcast so that you can enjoy hearing about his groups work in his own words. Enjoy!
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