Just arrived back on terra ferma at Manaus from many days spent doing a river turtle field course with Dick Vogt and a group of Masters students from INPA (a Brazilian Research Institution) living on a boat on the Amazon River and Rio Trombetas (a tributary) for over a week. Many practical aspects of river turtle research were demonstrated. The most amazing was going out early in the morning with Camila and listening to wild turtles communicate!! How awesome. Went searching for turtle tracks on a nesting bank 2km long by 1km wide. Everything is BIG in the Amazon!! Tiaro Landcare’s network now includes many other Brazilians, as well as Mariana.