Tagged With "turtles"

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Re: Following the Nesting Turtles, Monterrico, Guatemala

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a great adventure, Lester! And yes, I can picture you strolling down the beach with a treasure of turtle eggs.
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Re: Cozumel, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: Coral, Currents, and Clear waters

DrFumblefinger ·
What an amazing place!! What a great experience! Thanks for sharing this adventure with us. Especially love your beautiful photography.
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Re: Cozumel, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: Coral, Currents, and Clear waters

Jonathan L ·
The Yucatan is wonderful place, and so much more that Cancun. For those who don't scuba there is Xel-Há national park near Tulúm. This lagoon is wonderful place to snorkel and with beautiful fish in a more controlled environment.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 6, 2015: Turtle Watching in Trinidad

GarryRF ·
I've only seen a turtle in captivity. How big are these handsome fellows? I believe that those bred in zoo's don't achieve full size. Is it true they have no predators other than man? I've read of capsized sailors surviving on turtles because they store desalinated water in their stomach .
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 6, 2015: Turtle Watching in Trinidad

DrFumblefinger ·
Beautiful photos of an amazing experience, MAD! I'm always in awe when I see some of these creatures up close.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 6, 2015: Turtle Watching in Trinidad

Marilyn Jones ·
Awesome blog. So interesting and fantastic photos!!
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Re: South America, part 3 - Nesting Leatherback Sea Turtles

Marilyn Jones ·
Bravo! Another excellent post...I learn so much from your pieces and photos!!
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Re: South America, part 3 - Nesting Leatherback Sea Turtles

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating! I was just visiting Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia today and discovered that leatherbacks like to spend their summers off the coast feasting on jellyfish. Amazing what long journeys they make to lay their eggs.
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Re: Lyndale Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota

GarryRF ·
That's a wonderful oasis of paradise hidden away in a busy city. I love to follow sign posts to what I would call "picnic spots". Take a seat and feel all that strain melt away. Good find Ottoman !
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 16: Hawaiian History

PHeymont ·
Ancient bathers share the beach with modern visitors at Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park on the Big Island of Hawaii. The park is a bit south of Kona, on the west side of the island, and on the way to Volcano National Park....
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Malaysia: Scuba diving adventure of a lifetime

Ivana ·
Ivana's in love with scuba diving, and takes us to see some of the most spectacular dive sites in Malaysia.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 6, 2015: Turtle Watching in Trinidad

MAD Travel Diaries ·
  I've been all over the world but never turtle watching in my own country. That was until last weekend when I got to get up close and personal and experience this natural wonder.   The main nesting season for sea turtles in Trinidad and...
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Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Park, Hawaii Island, Hawaii

Ottoman ·
  I love visiting the state of Hawaii.  Although I have enjoyed all the Hawaiian islands I have visited (Oahu, Kauai, and Hawaii Island), my favorite island would be Hawaii Island (aka the Big Island).  The diversity of the Hawaii...
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South America, part 1 - Galápagos Sea Turtle Cove

Kirsten Hines ·
We continue our Celebration of Nature on 7 Continents with stops in South America. The first post features a Sea Turtle cove in the Galapagos
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South America, part 3 - Nesting Leatherback Sea Turtles

Kirsten Hines ·
Kirsten Hines' Celebration of Nature on 7 Continents continues with a visit to see some nesting Leatherback Turtles.
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Cozumel, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: Coral, Currents, and Clear waters

Goni ·
  What to see: coral pinnacles, walls, caverns, tunnels and crystal clear waters. Nurse sharks, turtles (hawksbill, loggerhead, green), spiny lobsters, crab, sting rays, variety of tropical fish like queen angelfish, schools of jacks, endemic...
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Following the Nesting Turtles, Monterrico, Guatemala

Lestertheinvestor ·
On a beach in Guatemala, Lestertheinvestor and his wife watch turtles lay eggs and then help collect them for hatching at a conservation site.
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Lyndale Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
Lyndale Park is a wonderful place to escape the hustle and bustle of Minneapolis without having to leave the city.
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Re: Malaysia: Scuba diving adventure of a lifetime

DrFumblefinger ·
I am always amazed at how beautiful underwater photography is. Like being on another planet, but much closer! Thanks for sharing your love of diving, Ivana!
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Re: Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Park, Hawaii Island, Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
Some beautiful photos, Ottoman! I'm fond of black sand beaches because you only find them in places with active volcanoes, and I love volcanoes. White sand beaches are generally formed from the breakdown of coral (often by parrotfish, who eat it and clear the fine particles out the other end). This beach isn't that large, but the black sand is striking. And the turtles -- how lovely they are. They look soooo relaxed. Makes me want to take a nap in that warm sand, too!
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Re: Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Park, Hawaii Island, Hawaii

GarryRF ·
You'd love the Canary Isles. Volcanic islands off the north west cost of Africa. Its a winter hotspot where the islands belong to Spain. Its party time all year and a favourite with the younger set. Its famous on Tenerife for young men to drive up Mount Teide in winter and collect snow from the peak in Cooler Boxes. Drive back down to the 77'f / 25'c beaches and throw snowballs at the topless sunbathers. Might be a bit too much for non-Europeans !!
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Re: Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Park, Hawaii Island, Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
GarryRF -- I think non-Europeans can also enjoy the sight of sunbathers being pegged by snowballs! The first hit, especially, must be quite enjoyable as the injured party wonders "where did that cold hard thing come from"?
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Re: Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Park, Hawaii Island, Hawaii

Ottoman ·
Hi DrFumblefinger and Garry RF Thanks for the feedback. DrFumblefinger, you are so right about the relaxed turtles. If time would have permitted, I would've joined them for a nice nap. GarryRF, I have copied and pasted your comment into my "things to do" folder. I think I'll fit in quite nicely at Tenerife, for living in the Great White North (aka Canada) has given me a lot of practice at becoming a snowball sharpshooter.
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