terça-feira, 2 de dezembro de 2008

Camp on The Beach

António Pinto

Friday, December 05 and December 12, the Angola Field Group will camp on the beach for its annual Turtle Trip. We will join biologist Michel Morais and his research team from Agostinho Neto University who for the past seven years have been tracking turtles nesting on Praia dos Onças, the beach below the Miradouro da Lua (Lunar Landscape), south of Luanda. (see map and photos on blogsite http://angolafieldgroup.wordpress.com/ ) We will spend the night walking up and down the beach in teams hoping to find turtles laying eggs or we may be lucky enough to witness the release of newly hatched baby turtles rescued from unsafe nests and incubated by the research team. We plan to leave the city at 4:30 pm on Friday, to avoid heavy traffic so we can reach the beach in daylight to pitch our tents. Participants must supply their own food and camping gear. A four wheel drive vehicle is necessary. We must keep numbers to a strict limit so please only sign up if you are serious about going. (reply to this email address) Final trip details including meeting spot, etc. will be given once you have signed up. When you are registering for this trip please indicate: § if you have room in your vehicle for more passengers or/do you need a lift § if you will be leaving from the city or from Luanda Sul § which date you prefer, the 5th or the 12th or you are flexible. We are collecting $20.00 from each participant to donate to the Turtle Research Project Henriette Koning Angola Field Group http://angolafieldgroup.wordpress.com/

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