Back from the brink

Words and photos by Jeanne Mortimer
A turtle hunter aiming a harpoon at an adult green turtle at Cosmoledo Atoll in 1982. The harpoon head, which is attached to a cord held by the hunter, will enter the turtle's carapace and dislodge from the ‘baton’. The hunter will then reel in the turtle by the cord.<br />
Photo by Jeanne Mortimer
Jeanne Mortimer with giant tortoises on Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles in 1982, soon after she arrived in the country to help assess the status of its sea turtle populations.<br />
Photo by Jeanne Mortimer

Sea turtles on D’Arros