As part of our diversity study, we record turtle sightings around the island. In the last week of September, a skipper in Black River brought us a dead green turtle, a juvenile female. This is the second dead turtle found in Black River Bay this year. We conducted an autopsy, however no obvious cause of death was found.

On a more positive note, we've had quite a few sightings of live turtles, in Black River Bay as well as along the north west coast. Marine turtles are protected under the Mauritian law and two species can be found in our waters: the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) is endangered and the hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is critically endangered. If you find an injured or trapped turtle, please contact us.