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Month: June 2017

Pirricho the Hawksbill’s Rescue

Pirricho the Hawksbill’s Rescue

On June 13, Marlon, a key member of the ETC monitoring team, found a Hawksbill sea turtle (53 cm in length) while diving. The Hawksbill had been found a month prior with a fishing line constricting its left flipper. This prevented the sea turtle from moving properly. In addition, there was also a fishing line coming from its mouth. This indicated the presence of a hook, possibly in the throat. Marlon was able to cut out the line that was…

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Tiempo de limpieza de Playa Manzanillo!

Tiempo de limpieza de Playa Manzanillo!

Una vez por semana vamos a limpiar Playa Manzanillo o Playa el Jobo y sus arrecifes. Esta accion consiste en recoger todos los desechos grandes o pequeños. Es difícil imaginar la diversidad de desechos que se encuentran en las playas o sus aguas. En ocaciones nos encontramos refrigeradoras o partes de ellas como puertas que los niños usan como tabla de boogy y dejan botadas en las playas. El día de hoy limpiamos Playa Manzanillo con los Protectores del Ambiente;…

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Animals of Channel 8 (France) visit ETC!

Animals of Channel 8 (France) visit ETC!

Over the last two days, Equipo Tora Carey (ETC) hosted a French TV program concerning the relation between wildlife and human beings – especially children. The name of this TV show is “Les animaux de la 8” (The Animals of Channel 8). We started Tuesday, May 30th with an interview about the scientific work of ETC with the rays of Bahia Cuajiniquil and Bahia Salinas, and also the environmental connection and knowledge that the kids of “Los Protectores del Medio…

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