Since Monday the 16th we 've had 2 trainess from the SMA- Seychelles Maritime Academy. Aicha and Angelique are doing their work attachment experience andhave been helping us out with all the projects and different tasks at the centre, here's their brief sum up of their first week with us............
|The girls cleaning Baby Projects' tank|
|Angelique checking out the traps|
Since we started our work attachment with MCSS at the Wildlife conservation and rehabilitation centre at Intendance it has been very interesting so far .We got the chance to see our first turtle nesting, it was really exciting actually. We came across some really slow turtles but we did enjoy their company seeing them through the whole process of nesting. Unfortunately we came across only Hawksbill turtles because they nest during the day as for the Green turtles they nest during the night mostly.
Apart from sea turtles we also work on Terrapins. We put traps around the wetlands, we haven’t caught as many terrapins as we thought but we did came across one while walking near the streets and named her Wilelnina. When we x-rayed her we saw that she was full of eggs and that was great because we thought she was just fat!........ But she seemed healthy enough so we let her go.
To sum up, the environment is very nice, we felt really welcomed. Vanessa, Mary and Lynn the ladies at the centre are so nice and friendly. We really appreciate what they’re doing. We are going to make our last three weeks working here very fruitful.