Turtles: Report an Encounter

There are five species of marine turtles that can be found in Mozambique. Aside from the leatherback turtle, each of these species have ‘scutes’, they can be thought of as the plates on the turtle’s armor. Each turtle has different sized and shaped scutes that are found on the left and right side of the head, as well as on the carapace. If you encounter a turtle whether at the surface or on a dive, please, without being intrusive, take images of the left and right side of the creature as well as a top, looking down image. Include the images as well as information about the location, date, and turtle behavior in an email to mozturtles@gmail.com.