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SSTCN volunteers making a sand turtle on the beach – Showing solidarity with 180 other countries to contain CO2 emissions at 350 ppm

Some of our volunteers with boards carrying messages

 

Turtle Walks

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At our pre-walk discussion with the public, where we talk about turtle and environmental issues

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Turtle tracks on the sand indicate a nest

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A beautiful nesting turtle

We keep a respectful distance as the turtle patiently lays her eggs

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After nesting, she throws sand around to camouflage her nest

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Taking measurements of the nesting turtle

Sudhir uses a probe to find the exact location of the nest

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Abhi and Divya carefully removing the eggs from the nest

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Eggs from the nest 

 Searching for turtle hatchlings from a wild nest amongst the ipomea

One of the hatchlings we found and released into the sea 

Our hatchery, located about half a kilometre from Besant Nagar beach

Responses

  1. Hi Arun & Akila,

    It had bee greate pleasure that first time I seen turtle eggs while walking with you peple on 23rd Jan 2010. Thanks a lot for giving this opportinity to come along with you and see it lively. I am not so big approciate your work but really from bottom from my heart I congratulate you peaople, who are doing this work.

    Thanks a lot once again to bare me in your group and I will be pleased if you consider me as a part of your team.

    Warm Regards,
    Vinay Kulkarni
    9003069876

    • Hi Vinay, You’re welcome to join us again this season.

      Best wishes

      akila

  2. how tojoin this service

    • Turtle season starts in Jan. You can contact us then.

    • Hi Prakash, You can join our turtle walks any weekend from Jan 3rd week to March. Do please fix up with us first.
      Best
      akila

  3. HI Guys. Excellent work. Iam S.Senthil kumar interested in any kind of wildlife special interest towards Birds and reptiles. Shall I contact you in 1st week of Jan to join your program

    • Hi Senthil Kumar, Turtle walks for the public are likely to start the weekend after Pongal. You can contact us and fix up for a convenient weekend.You’re welcome to volunteer to walk on weekdays with our regular volunteers after you do a weekend walk.

  4. Hi Sriram, You can contact us in Jan and join our weekend walks.

  5. Hello,
    How do i join??I’m also interested you for the turtle walk..Do inform me.

    • Hi Sandhya, please read through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in the website http://www.sstcn.org and contact us in the 3rd week of Jan.

      best

  6. Hi Chandrasekar, Wish you and your friends a happy new year.
    Our walks will start in the weekend after Pongal.You can call or email and join us.
    Please go through the Frequently Asked Questions in the website
    best

  7. hi i am mithin and i am very much interested to be a part as volunteer to save the turtles , please let me know the details

    • Hi Mithin, please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in the website. All details are given there.

  8. is there walks happening this week?

    • Hi, Turtle walks will start in the weekend after Pongal. Please read through the Frequently Asked Questions in the website and mail or call if you want to join

  9. Hi,
    I am Sreyas and am interested in joining the SSTCN team as a regular volunteer. Please tell me if there are any procedures that ought to be followed.

    Thanks,
    Sreyas.

    • Hi, Turtle walks will start in the weekend after Pongal. Please read through the Frequently Asked Questions in the website and mail or call if you want to join

      • Hi,

        I would like to join…. please keep me posted… when and where should i come?

        Regards, Rohini Balachander

        On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 5:22 PM, Students’ Sea Turtle Conservation Network wrote:

        > ** > sstcnchennai commented: “Hi, Turtle walks will start in the weekend > after Pongal. Please read through the Frequently Asked Questions in the > website and mail or call if you want to join” >

  10. hey,
    This is saagarika.I am interested in joining the SSTCN team as a regular volunteer. Please tell me if there are any procedures that ought to be followed.
    Thanks :)

    • Hi Saagarika, You can start by joining a weekend walk preferably after Pongal. Please read through the FAQs in the website for details

  11. Hi, My name is Diya . I am looking forward to participating in the turtle trail. I saw the photos and they look amazing. I am coming with my friend Sagarika and our mothers on 16-2-13. I have a feeling I’m going to love it. And it is my first time on the turtle trail. Anyway, I’m looking forward to it.
    Thanks a million.

    • Sure Diya. Look Forward to having you on the walk

  12. It is a wonderful job !!!! I am reay impressed . I saw the info about this website in puthiya thalaimurai !!!great what a social service

    • Thank you Shreya. Do visit our hatchery in the evenings and watch hatchlings being released.

  13. I am a student aged 10 years. Can I visit the hatchery? And where is it located. Ashwathy Class V, The School, KFI

    • Hi Ashwathy,
      Yes you can visit the hatchery. The besant nagar hatchery is about 10 mins walk from Elliot’s beach. If you pass Uroor Kuppam and walk towards the broken bridge and the Adyar estuary, you will find the hatchery – Its a fenced off area on the beach and the fence is green in colour.
      Any day you plan to visit the hatchery, call me on 9940300200 in the afternoon to check if there are likely to be hatchlings that evening.

  14. Hi, anyone can be part of our team – we’re not all students. You can contact us in January when the season begins Cheers akila


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