Moorea Ocean Adventure Reports

Green Sea Turtle Conservation Moorea

Release of a green sea turtle

Release of the green sea turtle Nano with tahitian NGO Te mana o te moana

On Monday morning, the Moorea Ocean Adventures team had the pleasure of helping the Polynesian NGO Te mana o te moana in its actions to protect endangered marine species, including sea turtles. Trevor, our guide and pilot, had the honor of tagging and releasing his first turtle into the wild.

This green turtle weighing sixty kilos, named Nano, had been found floating on the surface of Opunohu ...

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hammerhead shark moorea

Rare encounter of the scalloped hammerhead shark

During a private tour last week, we had the chance to meet a scalloped hammerhead shark a few miles offshore Moorea. This species which is present in French Polynesia and specially in Marquesas islands is very rare to observe in Moorea waters. This shark was a female of 2.2 meters long, quite inquisitive but also skinny and solitary.

Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks (Sphyrna lewini) are probably the most commonly found species of hammerheads located in coastal regions, appearing in very shallow waters such as ...

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Moorea Ocean Adventures TEDx talk Papeete

TEDx by our marine biologist Matthieu PETIT

Our marine biologist Matthieu Petit had recently the privilege to be invited as speaker at the last TEDx Event in Papeete. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED ...

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