Sea turtles in the Red Sea

In November 2014 I travelled to Marsa Shagra in Egypt, where I spent two weeks diving everyday. While I was there, I decided to do a study on the green sea turtle, which I knew very little about at the time. During the two weeks I spent diving with them and photographing them, I learnt a lot. With this series of images I hope to convey the same things I learnt to the people viewing these photos, to teach them and show them why this wonderful species is so important to our oceans.

Of the seven species of sea turtles there are, five of them are classified as endangered or critically endangered, while another two are classified as vulnerable. This is why it is so important to make more people aware of that and the conservation. Sea turtles, especially green sea turtles, works as the lawn mowers of the ocean. Seagrass, just like normal grass, needs to be cut short to be kept healthy and help it grow across the seafloor. Seagrass beds are very important, because they provide habitats and nursing grounds for several species of crustaceans, fish and shellfish. Without seagrass beds a lot of these species, which are used a lot by humans as well, could be lost. This is just one reason for why sea turtles are important. You can read more about this at