Véronique Ansermet (Lausanne, Switzerland) and Joe Porter (Riverdale, Iowa, USA) travel to St Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, and become part of one of the longest-running sea turtle research and conservation projects of its kind anywhere in the world. May 21-31


Véronique Ansermet's Diary

Joe Porter's Diary



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