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Guyana: Sea turtle conservation – Shell Beach- videos & article

A Hero for the Planet – Dr. Peter Pritchard

Published on May 14, 2012 —  Dr. Peter Pritchard, one of the world’s leading turtle experts, is also the co-patron of the Guyana Marine Turtle Conservation Society and actually started turtle conservation on Shell Beach, Guyana. Please also visit our website at http://www.gmtcs.org

Mabaruma Sojourn – featuring Shell Beach – videos <Click

This is a short documentary by Annette Arjoon with music by Dave Martins about Mabaruma and the wider North West area of Region 1, Guyana, South America.        Continue reading

Mabaruma Sojourn – video

Mabaruma Sojourn – video

This is a short documentary by Annette Arjoon with music by Dave Martins about Mabaruma and the wider North West area of Region 1, Guyana, South America.

Mabrauma is a breathtaking location; surrounded by rivers, creeks and rainforest. However, the true beauty of the region is the people. The population is predominately Amerindian, from three tribes Warrau, Carib and Arawak, whos origins can be traced back over 10,000 years. These are very special people, living an amazing way of life. To experience this is a real privilege.

From Mabaruma, you can take a short boat ride to Shell Beach to see the giant leatherback sea turtles (www.gmtcs.org.gy). This has to be experienced to be believed.

View more pictures of Shell Beach at:    Welcome to Shell Beach GUYANA

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Shell Beach of Guyana – by Dmitri Allicock

SHELL BEACH OF GUYANA – by Dmitri Allicock

 SHELL BEACH PHOTOS BY MARCO FAROUK BASIR

 By Dmitri Allicock – for Guyanese Online

Guyana’s 285 miles Atlantic coast is not famous for beaches. The coastal plain is made up largely of alluvial mud swept out to sea by the mighty Amazon, carried north by ocean currents, and deposited on the Guyanese shores. The rich clay of great fertility, this mud overlays the white sands and clays formed from the erosion of the interior bedrock and carried seaward by the rivers of Guyana.

Several rivers flow north from the rain forests to the ocean, and one entices beach goers. The enormous Essequibo River is South America’s third largest. As it nears the Atlantic, the mouth widens to 20 miles, and hundreds of islands dot the river landscape. Silt carried on these rivers that drain into the Atlantic Basin, keeps the water off Guyana a brown churning mass of sandbars and mud. Mud flats continue up to 24 kilometers (15 miles) offshore before navigation is considered free.

Read complete article: Shell Beach of Guyana – by Dmitri Allicock

Mabaruma Sorjourn – Guyana

Mabaruma Sorjourn – Guyana

NorthwestOrganics1 — August 28, 2009 — Short documentary by Annette Arjoon and Dave Martins about Mabaruma and the wider North West area of Region 1, Guyana, South America.

Mabrauma is a breathtaking location; surrounded by rivers, creeks and rain forest. However, the true beauty of the region is the people. The population is predominately Amerindian, from three tribes Warrau, Carib and Arawak, who’s origins can be traced back over 10,000 years. These are very special people, living an amazing way of life. To experience this is a real privilege.

From Mabaruma, you can take a short boat ride to Shell Beach to see the giant leatherback sea turtles (www.gmtcs.org.gy). This has to be experienced to be believed.

Mabaruma is easy to reach with daily flights from Georgetown, Guyana, by TransGuyana Airways, SkyWest and a 1-day Mabaruma Saturday Special by Air Services (+592-222-4368).