by Eizaguirre Lab &
Dr. Schofield's group
Turtle Tracker is the site from Project Biodiversity where you can follow, at any time, the position of 3 female loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) that nested in Sal Island. This is possible thanks to the research carried out by The Eizaguirre Lab from Queen Mary University of London as part of their Turtle Project together with Dr Schofield's research group.
With small devices based on satellite telemetry systems and attached to the carapace of the turtle with harmless resin, we can track sea turtles for long distances and periods of time, allowing us to follow them during their internesting migrations to feeding grounds. With this information, the international community will have more tools to address threats to sea turtles such as by-catch from industrial fisheries.
HELP US SAVE THE ENDANGERED LOGGERHEAD TURTLES OF CABO VERDE
We need support from people like you to continue protecting the nesting turtles against poaching, and to rescue thousands of threatened nests from the beaches of Sal Island.
We are looking for names for the 3 loggerhead turtles!
If you have an idea, let us know on Project Biodiversity Facebook page
Tags deployed on the 26/08/2021
Turtles nested in Serra Negra beach