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Ricardo Tapilatu: Falling in love with sea turtles

  • Nani Afrida

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, March 19 2013 | 12:07 pm
Ricardo Tapilatu: Falling in love with sea turtles

PREMIUM Courtesy of Ricardo TapilatuPeople say true love lasts forever. For Ricardo Tapiatu, his true love is the sea turtle, especially the leatherback sea turtle.

This native Papuan is happy spending nights watching turtles laying their eggs on the beach, measuring the size of female turtles or checking their nests. He has been doing these activities for almost twenty years and never found himsel...