Herbie update – 5 March 2019

By: Malini Pather and Ann Kunz
SAAMBR

Herbie has been lingering around the Richards Bay harbour for the past 5 days, spending more time in the harbour than out.  It is not uncommon for loggerhead and green turtles to spend time in more sheltered waters such as harbours where the walls provide ample grazing.   Loggerhead turtles have a wide range of food preferences eating both invertebrates and plant material.

(The accuracy of the satellite reading is influenced by the strength of the signal. Factors such as cloud cover, wind speed and how long Herbie stays on the surface of the water will influence the signal.  A normal signal is often as much as 1.3 kilometers out).