Kathryn's Journey to Malaysia

Current Location

Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

Hi! My name is Katy Hegarty and I am studying the green sea turtle in Terengganu, Malaysia. I have enjoyed sharing my research with others and am excited to share my journey with you all!


This week I celebrated my birthday with friends, I spotted a new creature while playing tennis and reunited with an old friend at her graduation ceremony. And that's just the beginning!


Over the past few months, we’ve traveled so far and learned so much. Although our journey in Malaysia is coming to a close, the journey is not over--your journeys are just beginning!

Field Notes

Far from the bright lights of the urban capital, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Terengganu is a much quieter state. Let's see what they're doing to protect their beautiful natural environment.


Hi all! Come join me for a weekend full of fun and hatchlings (baby turtles) at the bi-monthly hatchling release program hosted at Laguna Redang, a local resort on Pulau Redang.