Tag along with Turtles!

As part of the Ningaloo Outlook project, a strategic research partnership between CSIRO and BHP Billiton in Western Australia, we recently caught 25 green turtles and 1 hawksbill turtle. To keep a track of the turtles within the Ningaloo Marine Park all turtles were flipper tagged, 15 were fitted with acoustic tags and we deployed 6 satellite tags! YOU too can keep a track of the tagged turtles right from your computer at http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking. Our research is helped by the amazing volunteers and members of the Exmouth community. Thank you so much to our wonderful volunteers, what a turtle of a time we had together! For more information about this project see https://research.csiro.au/ningaloo and I will be sharing the ‘tracks’ of the tagged turtles here, via my alter ego Dr Suzie Starfish (https://www.facebook.com/drsuziestarfish/) and @suepillans on Twitter and Instagram.

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