Kala - Gabon 2007: Mayumba, Olive Ridley Turtles
A project of Marine Turtle Research Group.
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Kala moved off the continental shelf several days ago and is currently traveling in the deep ocean off of Angola.
Kala, the third of five tagged olive ridleys, was named after the nearby beautiful village of Kalamabote, which frequently hosts the ecoguards and researchers as they transit to base camp Nyafessa. In Vili, a native language in Southern Gabon, Kalamabote means 'tranquil' which is a suitable description of the village and the turtles. Kala was found about 5.5 km north of base camp Nyafessa, north of the second Tchimbia River mouth opening, and south of the point.
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