For those of you that follow us, and our dive adventures, you will know that this is our second time on the Caribbean island of Martinique. The first time wasn't always easy, and turned into a little bit of a "life lesson" but we came back. Personally speaking one of the biggest reasons for my return was my fascination with sea-turtles!
Being a very pro-active person, and wanting these endangered creatures to be around for a long time to come, I came up with an idea for a year-long project - to be revealed in the future - to do my little bit to raise awareness of the risks they face. As a part of this project I am going to hopefully spend a lot of time filming & photographing the different species of sea-turtles to be found in the waters surrounding the islands and learning a lot more about them. Although there are 5 species of sea-turtle to be found in the waters of Martinique: Leather-back Turtle, Green Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle, Olive Ridley Turtle and Loggerhead; only 3 are seen regularly. More on that later.
I have collected many books documenting what we know already about these gentle creatures and would like to hopefully interview some organisations set up on the island to protect sea turtles. I am open to any information available should you like to help. Mainly focused on their well-being and survival I am going to be collecting information concerning their greatest threat.
For now I will leave you with some of the photos I have taken to date ...