Sea Turtles of Okinawa

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Learn about sea turtles in Okinawa – Okinawa Natural Monument Talk Series

By jhjanicki on Monday,October 24th, 2016 in Announcement, Awareness, Conservation, ウミガメ保護, お知らせ, No Comments

On October 22, 2016, as part of a series of talks related to the natural monuments of Okinawa (沖縄の天然記念物シーリズ講演), Dr. Kawazu from the Churaumi Research Center gave a presentation about sea turtles in Okinawa. Specifically, he talked about sea turtle nesting in Japan, the six species of sea turtles that are found in Okinawa and […]

Maeda Baby Sea Turtle Release

By jhjanicki on Monday,August 1st, 2016 in Announcement, Awareness, Conservation, Event, No Comments

Every year sea turtles nest on beaches between May and July (peak season) here in Okinawa. On Shiyoda beach, due to the construction of a sea wall, if eggs were to be left on the beach, in the event of a typhoon or spring tides they would be soaked and will perish. The Maeda Umigame […]