|Beach at Serra Negra|
Nerissa (Walking Algodoeiro with tourists) : "An action packed night which at present is still continuing to unfold. Saw three dodgy looking characters, one was walking around at the back. Janice and Chris went to investigate and found a flipped turtle (still intact and very much alive). We tagged, flipped her over and got her back to the sea. As we were leaving Neal phoned and said there was a second flipped turtle near us. A very happy group of tourists who were very helpful and supportive of our actions."
|Saved turtle on Algodoeiro|
Carolyne (Costa Fragata 1am-6am) : Reached Fridge and found turtle tracks up but not down. Stef explained everything, tagged the turtle and we walked her back to the sea. More tracks on Ponta Jelonga and messy tracks and lots of footprints. Stef followed the track to find an upside down turtle. She hadn't been harmed but was obviously in some distress. Stef tagged her, we turned her over and watched her go back to the sea... v. slowly & in the wrong direction, at least the long way round!!!
Hattie (Morning patrol 6am - 9am) : Very tired. After only two hours sleep I was woken at 5am by Stef, another upside down turtle .... seriously?? No luck getting hold of anyone at the police. Rubbish! Told Stef to just tag her and flip her back and put her back in the sea. Ben and Pilar arrive safely back from Serra Negra, no more drama. End of long night but what a fantastic success!!!